[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Elizabeth K. Joseph lyz at princessleia.com
Thu Apr 23 01:01:52 UTC 2015


On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM, David Lyle <dklyle0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm announcing my candidacy for the Technical Committee elections.
> I have been contributing to OpenStack since Grizzly primarily in Horizon. I
> have also had the privilege to serve as Horizon PTL since Icehouse.
> Why I'm running:
> I believe there should be broader representation on the TC. We are growing
> the OpenStack ecosystem. Let's make sure horizontal teams and diverse parts
> of the ecosystem are represented more directly. I understand concerns of
> scaling were the reason for moving from the TC made up of all PTLs (I
> question that assertion), but the sacrifice so far has been diversity. I
> feel current TC members are exceptionally capable and take a broad
> viewpoint, but there are limits of how well that works. Let's represent
> broader swaths of our ecosystem in the technical leadership.
> I think growing the OpenStack ecosystem is fantastic. As a developer and the
> PTL of a project that tries to span across most of that ecosystem it also
> worries me a bit too. I think we need to focus on how the newer and older
> parts of our ecosystem work together. How do we manage all the horizontal
> needs this introduces without going to the extremes of just scaling existing
> horizontal efforts because that won't work. And pushing all horizontal work
> on the individual projects is not appropriate because that yields chaos.
> Finally, I believe the TC needs to be more active in guiding overall
> direction of OpenStack and problem resolution. I'm not suggesting a
> dictatorship of course. But let's set a direction, overall release goals for
> OpenStack and help enable and drive them.
> I'm really proud to be a part of the OpenStack developer community, but I
> think we're facing some real challenges. We need to address some primary
> issues or this community will struggle to remain the vibrant, supportive
> place it is now.
> Thank you,
> David
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