[openstack-dev] [fuel] PTL Non-Candidacy

Emilien Macchi emilien at redhat.com
Mon Mar 14 17:10:23 UTC 2016

Dmitry, thanks for your work over the last months.
I would like to personally thank you because you highly contributed to
the collaboration with Puppet OpenStack group, and after almost a
year, we can see that as a success story.

Fuel has some background because it was not part of big tent; efforts
to collaborate with OpenStack projects need to continue that way!

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:07 AM, Dmitry Borodaenko
<dborodaenko at mirantis.com> wrote:
> All,
> I will not be running for Fuel PTL for the Newton cycle.
> There are many reasons why I think it's a good idea for me to step down:
> Fuel is a large project. In Mitaka, 224 contributors made 3200+ commits
> changing 700K+ lines of code [0]. That's on par with the most active
> OpenStack projects in this cycle: Nova and Neutron. A large project
> needs many leaders, and frequently rotating PTLs [1] is a good way to
> ensure that the project doesn't run out of people with leadership
> experience and that these people are not burning out.
> [0] http://stackalytics.com/?metric=commits&module=fuel-group
> [1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-September/074280.html
> PTL is a full-time job [2]. I wasn't able to drop everything else I've
> been doing for Mirantis and focus on my PTL duties, and, naturally, it
> didn't work too well. If not for the excellent job our component leads
> and cores have done driving technical discussions and reviewing design
> specs, it wouldn't have worked at all. We've got great things planned
> for the Newton cycle that will require PTL's attention [3], we're going
> to need a full-time PTL to drive them, not someone who has to steal time
> for PTL duties from their other full-time job.
> [2] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-September/073986.html
> [3] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/fuel-austin-agenda
> Fuel became part of the OpenStack Big Tent, we've eliminated code
> duplication with Puppet OpenStack, we've set up PTI compliant gate jobs
> for our git repositories, we've moved most of our discussions to public
> IRC meetings and email threads on openstack-dev, we've aligned our
> release schedule with that of OpenStack integrated releases. We missed
> some goals and are still arguing about others, but overall, I'm happy
> with how much progress we've made towards the priorities I've declared
> last year [4][5]. It's a good time to let someone else define new
> challenges for the Fuel community.
> [4] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-September/075668.html
> [5] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-November/079828.html
> Thank you all for support,
> Dmitry Borodaenko
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Emilien Macchi

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