[openstack-dev] [oslo] PTL for Newton and beyond

John Griffith john.griffith8 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 16:09:13 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM, Ronald Bradford <me at ronaldbradford.com>

> Dims,
> As my first project and cycle in OpenStack I have really appreciated your
> input and direction as I was starting out and during Mitaka cycle.
> It has been great to learn just a bit of what PTL of Oslo is and does, so
> thanks for all your hard work.
> I hope I can work with the team to help turn those "impossible tasks" to
> "possible".
> Best to your next pursuit.
> I recently watched an Oslo presentation from a prior conference, there was
> a quote while I will leave as anonymous for now.
> "OpenStack is like an aircraft carrier, you have to be very careful when
> your steering it, it does not move quickly".    So, it sounds like a lot is
> possible, it just can take some time to adjust the course of a complex
> system of projects.
> Ronald
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:28 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
> wrote:
>> Excerpts from Davanum Srinivas (dims)'s message of 2016-03-03 06:32:42
>> -0500:
>> > Team,
>> >
>> > It has been great working with you all as PTL for Oslo. Looks like the
>> > nominations open up next week for elections and am hoping more than
>> > one of you will step up for the next cycle(s). I can show you the
>> > ropes and help smoothen the transition process if you let me know
>> > about your interest in being the next PTL. With the move to more
>> > automated testing in our CI (periodic jobs running against oslo.*
>> > master) and the adoption of the release process (logging reviews in
>> > /releases repo) the load should be considerably less on you.
>> > especially proud of all the new people joining as both oslo cores and
>> > project cores and hitting the ground running. Big shout out to Doug
>> > Hellmann for his help and guidance when i transitioned into the PTL
>> > role.
>> Thanks, Dims, you've done awesome work during your terms. It has
>> been great to see the team gel and mature under your leadership.
>> > Main challenges will be to get back confidence of all the projects
>> > that use the oslo libraries, NOT be the first thing they look for when
>> > things break (Better backward compat, better test matrix) and
>> > evangelizing that Oslo is still the common play ground for *all*
>> > projects and not just the headache of some nut jobs who are willing to
>> > take up the impossible task of defining and nurturing these libraries.
>> > There's a lot of great work ahead of us and i am looking forward to
>> > continue to work with you all.
>> Excellent analysis, too.  We're in a good position to build on that
>> testing and stability work and continue with the adoption and hardening
>> tasks. I'm looking forward to working out the details with the rest of
>> the team.
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> ​Just a tip of the hat to you Dims, you've always been a great help to me
over the years, and especially in your role as PTL.  Well done!  Not
completely sure if you're name will get thrown in the ring next week or
not, but regardless, kudos!​
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