Hi Steve,

Thanks for your contributions. Personally, I would like to think for your 
mentorship and guidance when I was new to Magnum. It helps me a lot to pick up 
everything. Best wish for your adventure in Kolla.

Best regards,

From: Steven Dake (stdake) [mailto:std...@cisco.com]
Sent: October-25-15 8:18 PM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: [openstack-dev] [magnum][kolla] Stepping down as a Magnum core reviewer

Hey folks,

It is with sadness that I find myself under the situation to have to write this 
message.  I have the privilege of being involved in two of the most successful 
and growing projects (Magnum, Kolla) in OpenStack.  I chose getting involved in 
two major initiatives on purpose, to see if I could do the job; to see if  I 
could deliver two major initiatives at the same time.  I also wanted it to be a 
length of time that was significant - 1+ year.  I found indeed I was able to 
deliver both Magnum and Kolla, however, the impact on my personal life has not 
been ideal.

The Magnum engineering team is truly a world class example of how an Open 
Source project should be constructed and organized.  I hope some young academic 
writes a case study on it some day but until then, my gratitude to the Magnum 
core reviewer team is warranted by the level of  their sheer commitment.

I am officially focusing all of my energy on Kolla going forward.  The Kolla 
core team elected me as PTL (or more accurately didn't elect anyone else;) and 
I really want to be effective for them, especially in what I feel is Kolla's 
most critical phase of growth.

I will continue to fight  for engineering resources for Magnum internally in 
Cisco.  Some of these have born fruit already including the Heat resources, the 
Horizon plugin, and of course the Networking plugin system.  I will also 
continue to support Magnum from a resources POV where I can do so (like the 
fedora image storage for example).  What I won't be doing is reviewing Magnum 
code (serving as a gate), or likely making much technical contribution to 
Magnum in the future.  On the plus side I've replaced myself with many many 
more engineers from Cisco who should be much more productive combined then I 
could have been alone ;)

Just to be clear, I am not abandoning Magnum because I dislike the people or 
the technology.  I think the people are fantastic! And the technology - well I 
helped design the entire architecture!  I am letting Magnum grow up without me 
as I have other children that need more direct attention.  I think this 
viewpoint shows trust in the core reviewer team, but feel free to make your own 
judgements ;)

Finally I want to thank Perry Myers for influencing me to excel at multiple 
disciplines at once.  Without Perry as a role model, Magnum may have never 
happened (or would certainly be much different then it is today). Being a solid 
hybrid engineer has a long ramp up time and is really difficult, but also very 
rewarding.  The community has Perry to blame for that ;)

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