It's time again for the PTL elections, and I'm throwing my hat in the ring to lead the Community App Catalog project (https://apps.openstack.org).
During the last election cycle I made a few promises which I believe I've delivered on. We've continued to operate entirely in the open including holding weekly meetings on IRC along with bringing a few issues to the mailing list when I felt we could benefit from opinions of a broader audience. Another bit of success is that we've adjusted the schema to support additional asset types, and have received our first in this category in the form of a TOSCA template. We still have work to do on the web site in order to actually show additional asset types in addition to adding that capability to the App Catalog Horizon plugin, but that work is in progress. The other significant effort was to implement a legitimate API, which is now showing promise via the work to implement GLARE as the back end. In fact we will have a working PoC by the summit in Austin - and we'll certainly complete that work before the following summit. I will do everything I can to make sure the folks working on this get all the support they need. Looking ahead to the next cycle, the two biggest things the Community App Catalog needs are a clarified mission and a whole lot more publicity. I'm guilty of living in my own bubble here, assuming everybody must wake up thinking about the catalog after dreaming about it all night long (just like me!) But it turns out there are plenty of people in the community who haven't even *heard* of the Community App Catalog. I realize I need to work a lot harder to bring attention to our efforts here. What we've built can benefit most OpenStack projects, and should become the standard place to host assets noted in our documentation. There are many other ways we can all be using the Community App Catalog to benefit OpenStack as a whole, and I'll start to discuss and debate my ideas on the mailing lists in the weeks and months to come. Speaking of clarified mission, I intend to work within our own community to build consensus around what we mean when we say "an OpenStack App". I believe if we can start to agree on that, and agree on the best way(s) to package and distribute such things, the Community App Catalog will become much more valuable to a larger audience very quickly. I think the Community App Catalog has tremendous potential; if you'll have me as PTL again I'll keep working my hardest to deliver! : https://review.openstack.org/289132 : https://review.openstack.org/276857 The official elections PR is here BTW: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/291496/ -Christopher __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev