[openstack-dev] [Nova] Stepping back

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Nov 22 16:59:10 UTC 2016

On 11/22/2016 10:39 AM, Andrew Laski wrote:
> I should have sent this weeks ago but I'm a bad person who forgets
> common courtesy. My employment situation has changed in a way that does
> not afford me the necessary time to remain a regular contributor to
> Nova, or the broader OpenStack community. So it is with regret that I
> announce that I will no longer be actively involved in the project.
> Fortunately, for those of you reading this, the Nova community is full
> of wonderful and talented individuals who have picked up the work that
> I'm not able to continue. Primarily this means parts of the cellsv2
> effort, for which I am extremely grateful.
> It has been a true pleasure working with you all these past few years
> and I'm thankful to have had the opportunity. As I've told people many
> times when they ask me what it's like to work on an open source project
> like this: working on proprietary software exposes you to smart people
> but you're limited to the small set of people within an organization,
> working on a project like this exposed me to smart people from many
> companies and many parts of the world. I have learned a lot working with
> you all. Thanks.
> I will continue to lurk in #openstack-nova, and try to stay minimally
> involved as time allows, so feel free to ping me there.
> -Laski
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Andrew, thanks for all you've done over the years. You were around when 
I got started in Nova and I learned a lot from you over that time. I'm 
happy to have gotten to know you more over that time, because another 
thing that's great about working in this community is not just working 
with others, but actually getting to know them in person and becoming 
friends with people you otherwise wouldn't have met. I wish you all the 



Matt Riedemann

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