[Openstack-operators] [Openstack-sigs] Open letter/request to TC candidates (and existing elected officials)

Zhipeng Huang zhipengh512 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 15:59:24 UTC 2018

Well Public Cloud WG has prepared the ammo as you know and to discuss with
TC on Friday :)

A hundred percent with you on this matter.

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 9:47 AM Matt Riedemann <mriedemos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rather than take a tangent on Kristi's candidacy thread [1], I'll bring
> this up separately.
> Kristi said:
> "Ultimately, this list isn’t exclusive and I’d love to hear your and
> other people's opinions about what you think the I should focus on."
> Well since you asked...
> Some feedback I gave to the public cloud work group yesterday was to get
> their RFE/bug list ranked from the operator community (because some of
> the requests are not exclusive to public cloud), and then put pressure
> on the TC to help project manage the delivery of the top issue. I would
> like all of the SIGs to do this. The upgrades SIG should rank and
> socialize their #1 issue that needs attention from the developer
> community - maybe that's better upgrade CI testing for deployment
> projects, maybe it's getting the pre-upgrade checks goal done for Stein.
> The UC should also be doing this; maybe that's the UC saying, "we need
> help on closing feature gaps in openstack client and/or the SDK". I
> don't want SIGs to bombard the developers with *all* of their
> requirements, but I want to get past *talking* about the *same* issues
> *every* time we get together. I want each group to say, "this is our top
> issue and we want developers to focus on it." For example, the extended
> maintenance resolution [2] was purely birthed from frustration about
> talking about LTS and stable branch EOL every time we get together. It's
> also the responsibility of the operator and user communities to weigh in
> on proposed release goals, but the TC should be actively trying to get
> feedback from those communities about proposed goals, because I bet
> operators and users don't care about mox removal [3].
> I want to see the TC be more of a cross-project project management
> group, like a group of Ildikos and what she did between nova and cinder
> to get volume multi-attach done, which took persistent supervision to
> herd the cats and get it delivered. Lance is already trying to do this
> with unified limits. Doug is doing this with the python3 goal. I want my
> elected TC members to be pushing tangible technical deliverables forward.
> I don't find any value in the TC debating ad nauseam about visions and
> constellations and "what is openstack?". Scope will change over time
> depending on who is contributing to openstack, we should just accept
> this. And we need to realize that if we are failing to deliver value to
> operators and users, they aren't going to use openstack and then "what
> is openstack?" won't matter because no one will care.
> So I encourage all elected TC members to work directly with the various
> SIGs to figure out their top issue and then work on managing those
> deliverables across the community because the TC is particularly well
> suited to do so given the elected position. I realize political and
> bureaucratic "how should openstack deal with x?" things will come up,
> but those should not be the priority of the TC. So instead of
> philosophizing about things like, "should all compute agents be in a
> single service with a REST API" for hours and hours, every few months -
> immediately ask, "would doing that get us any closer to achieving top
> technical priority x?" Because if not, or it's so fuzzy in scope that no
> one sees the way forward, document a decision and then drop it.
> [1]
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2018-September/134490.html
> [2]
> https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20180301-stable-branch-eol.html
> [3] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/goals/rocky/mox_removal.html
> --
> Thanks,
> Matt
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Zhipeng (Howard) Huang

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IT Standard & Patent/IT Product Line
Huawei Technologies Co,. Ltd
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Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Lab, Calit2
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