[openstack-dev] [designate] Non Candidacy for PTL - Pike

Hayes, Graham graham.hayes at hpe.com
Mon Jan 9 22:30:32 UTC 2017

Happy new year!

As you may have guessed from the subject, I have decided that the time
has come to step aside as PTL
for the upcoming cycle. It is unfortunate, but my work has pivoted in a
different direction over the last
year (containers all the way down man - but hey, I got part of my wish
to write Golang, just not on the
project I envisaged :) ).

As a result, I have been trying to PTL out of hours for the last cycle
and a half. Unfortunatly, this has had a
bad impact on this cycle, and I don't think we should repeat the pattern.

We have done some great work over the last year or so - Worker Model,
the s/Domain/Zone work,
the new dashboard, being one of the first projects to have an external
tempest plugin and getting lost in
the west of Ireland in the aftermath of the flooding.

I can honestly say, I have enjoyed my entire time with this team, from
our first meeting in Austin, back in
the beginning of 2014, the whole way through to today. We have always
been a small team, but when I think back
to what we have produced over the last few years, I am incredibly proud.

Change is healthy, and I have been in a leadership position in Designate
longer than most, and no project should
rely on a person or persons to continue to exist.

I will stick around on IRC, and still remain a member of the core review
team, as a lot of the roadmap is still in
the heads of myself and 2 or 3 others, but my main aim will be to
document the roadmap in a single place, and not
just in thousands of etherpads.

It has been a fun journey - I have gotten to work with some great
people, see some amazing places, work on really
interesting problems and contribute to a project that was close to my heart.

This is not an easy thing to do, but I think the time is right for the
project and me to let someone else make
their stamp on the project, and bring it to the next level.

Nominations close soon [0] so please start thinking about if you would
like to run or not. If anyone has any questions
about the role, please drop me an email or ping me [1] on IRC [2]

Thank you for this opportunity to serve the community for so long, it is
not something I will forget.

- Graham

0 - https://governance.openstack.org/election/
1 - mugsie
2 - #openstack-dns

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