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[openstack-dev] [relmgt] PTL non-candidacy

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Hi everyone,

I have been handling release management for OpenStack since the
beginning of this story, well before Release Management was a program or
a project team needing a proper elected PTL. Until recently it was
largely a one-man job. But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again -- it's just that
someone else will take the PTL hat for the next cycle, drive the effort
and be the most visible ambassador of the team.

Cheers,

--
Thierry Carrez (ttx)


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asked Sep 16, 2015 in openstack-dev by Thierry_Carrez (57,480 points)   3 8 13

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Excerpts from Thierry Carrez's message of 2015-09-16 11:33:34 +0200:

Hi everyone,

I have been handling release management for OpenStack since the
beginning of this story, well before Release Management was a program or
a project team needing a proper elected PTL. Until recently it was
largely a one-man job. But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again -- it's just that
someone else will take the PTL hat for the next cycle, drive the effort
and be the most visible ambassador of the team.

Cheers,

Thank you for the hard work you've put into building the release team,
Thierry, and thank you for hanging in there long enough that some of the
rest of us could be trained up properly.

Doug


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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Doug_Hellmann (87,520 points)   3 4 12
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Hello Thierry,

Thierry Carrez said on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:33:34AM +0200:

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

Bravo pour le courage, car ce ne doit pas être une décision facile à
prendre néanmoins.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again

Je pense que tout le monde l'espère !
Bruno.
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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Bruno_Cornec (300 points)  
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Hello,

Sorry was meant as a private answer to Thierry.
Anyway for those curious, here is the translation now it's public (my
bad).

Bruno Cornec said on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 01:44:25PM +0200:

Thierry Carrez said on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:33:34AM +0200:

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

Bravo pour le courage, car ce ne doit pas être une décision facile à
prendre néanmoins.

Congrats for the courage, as that shouldn't be however an easy decision to take

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again

Je pense que tout le monde l'espère !

I think everybidy hopes that !

Bruno, who needs to better read headers next time.
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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Bruno_Cornec (300 points)  
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On 09/16/2015 05:33 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
Hi everyone,

I have been handling release management for OpenStack since the
beginning of this story, well before Release Management was a program or
a project team needing a proper elected PTL. Until recently it was
largely a one-man job. But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again -- it's just that
someone else will take the PTL hat for the next cycle, drive the effort
and be the most visible ambassador of the team.

It's tough to express the thanks I have for your patience and experience
in the past 5 years handling this often thankless but critically
important position.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Thierry.

Best,
-jay


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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Jay_Pipes (59,760 points)   3 11 14
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On 16/09/15 13:13, Bruno Cornec wrote:
Hello,

Sorry was meant as a private answer to Thierry.
Anyway for those curious, here is the translation now it's public (my
bad).

For what it's worth, I enjoyed seeing some French on the list... :-)

Neil


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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Neil_Jerram (8,580 points)   1 4 11
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On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 4:33 AM, Thierry Carrez thierry@openstack.org
wrote:

Hi everyone,

I have been handling release management for OpenStack since the
beginning of this story, well before Release Management was a program or
a project team needing a proper elected PTL. Until recently it was
largely a one-man job. But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again -- it's just that
someone else will take the PTL hat for the next cycle, drive the effort
and be the most visible ambassador of the team.

Cheers,

You've done an amazing job as release management PTL. The project has been
incredibly lucky to have you handling this, and it's great to see you
rotating the position to grow more leadership in the team. Thanks for all
you've done over the years!

Kyle

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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Kyle_Mestery (16,960 points)   3 3 7
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On Sep 16, 2015, at 4:33 AM, Thierry Carrez thierry@openstack.org wrote:

But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I strongly agree, and thank you for your wisdom in recognizing this. You've done us all so much good with your Release Management work to date, and I'm glad that you'll still be involved.

-- Ed Leafe


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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Ed_Leafe (11,720 points)   1 3 6
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On 09/16/2015 11:33 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
Hi everyone,

I have been handling release management for OpenStack since the
beginning of this story, well before Release Management was a program or
a project team needing a proper elected PTL. Until recently it was
largely a one-man job. But starting with this cycle, to accommodate the
Big Tent changes, we grew the team significantly, to the point where I
think it is healthy to set up a PTL rotation in the team.

I generally think it's a good thing to change the PTL for a team from
time to time. That allows different perspectives, skills and focus to be
brought to a project team. That lets you take a step back. That allows
to recognize the efforts and leadership of other members, which is
difficult if you hold on the throne. So I decided to put my foot where
my mouth is and apply those principles to my own team.

That doesn't mean I won't be handling release management for Mitaka, or
that I won't ever be Release Management PTL again -- it's just that
someone else will take the PTL hat for the next cycle, drive the effort
and be the most visible ambassador of the team.

Cheers,

If we are switching from you to Doug, we'll be switching from an awesome
person to another also awesome one. Thanks for all the work.

Cheers,

Thomas


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responded Sep 16, 2015 by Thomas_Goirand (18,640 points)   3 11 16
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