On 04/22/2015 03:52 AM, James E. Blair wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to announce my candidacy for re-election to the TC.
> About Me
> ========
> I am the PTL for the OpenStack Infrastructure Program, which I have
> been helping to build for nearly four years.  I have also served on
> the TC since the Icehouse cycle.
> I am responsible for a significant portion of our project
> infrastructure and developer workflow including setting up gerrit and
> helping to write git-review.  All of that is to say that I've given a
> lot of thought and action to helping scale OpenStack to the number of
> projects and developers it has today.
> I also wrote zuul, nodepool, and devstack-gate to make sure that we
> are able to test that the different componensts of OpenStack work
> together as a cohesive whole.  A good deal of my technical work is
> focused on achieving that and ensuring that all of the projects that
> make up OpenStack have the ability to test themselves in such a
> complex system.
> Throughout my time working on OpenStack I have always put the needs of
> the whole project first, above those of any individual contributor,
> organization, or program.  I also believe in the values we have
> established as a project: open source, design, development, and
> community.  To that end, I have worked hard to ensure that the project
> infrastructure is run just like an OpenStack project, using the same
> tools and processes, and I think we've succeeding in creating one of
> the most open operational project infrastructures ever.
> My Platform
> ===========
> I am very excited about the big tent.  The infrastructure team has
> been involved in operating stackforge for some time, and so the big
> tent idea seems like a natural progression to me.  We have a lot of
> folks who are participating in our community and it is time that we
> accept them in.  At the same time we can strengthen the core of our
> project by acknowledging that there are a lot of components that can
> be a part of OpenStack, but not all of them need to be deployed in
> every installation.  And so the layered approach helps us make sense
> of how a system should be constructed.
> As part of the move into the big tent, all of the cross-project
> efforts will need to change the way they operate to accomodate the
> scale we are dealing with.  Most of that work is well underway, but
> the TC itself will need to change as well.  Just as any other
> horizontal effort, the TC will need to provide the tools and processes
> for projects to be effective members of our community on their own.
> Part of the motivation for adopting the big tent strategy is to get
> the TC out of the business of doing detailed review of projects so
> that it can provide technical leadership for OpenStack as a whole.
> I believe we have made a great start on the work that is needed to
> build the big tent.  There is still more work that needs to be done, I
> would like to continue to help the TC evolve into its new role and so
> I would appreciate your vote.
> Thanks for your consideration,
> Jim
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