Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here.

Basic Stats for the week 23 to 29 January for openstack-dev:

  • ~516 Messages (down just shy of 10% relative to the long term average)
  • ~175 Unique threads (down about 2% relative to the long term average)

List traffic pretty much back to the long term normal!

Notable Discussions – openstack-dev

Supporting our Global Community

Jonathan Bryce, writing on on behalf of Lauren Sell, Mark Collier and himself note their disagreement with the executive order issued by the President of the USA restricting travel to the US for some nationals.

A disagreement I believe is shared by many if not all in the OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Community and certainly by your humble correspondent…

Survey on Open Source Collaboration practices

Allison Randal is running a brief survey on collaboration practices in Open Source development, particularly within corporations and OpenStack as part of academic research she’s undertaking.  If you can spare a few minutes to answer the brief (ten question) survey it would be much appreciated.  Survey is here.

Update on OpenStack PTLs (Program Team Leads) election

Somewhere around a quarter of list traffic this week past was PTL related being as it was the final week of nominations before the election proper commenced.

Kendall Nelson confirmed the end of the nomination period and noted there was only one project without a candidate – OpenStack UX.  There were five projects (Ironic, Keystone, Neutron, Quality Assurance and Stable Branch Maintenance) that had more than one candidate and so these will go to an election.

As an aside there was some discussion on the list that the important work of the UX Project would be better done through a working group – will update on this thread as it progresses in the coming week.

For further reading, here are the official candidacy statements.  Just the one not re-standing messages in the People and Projects section below from Richard Jones (retiring Horizon PTL)

One Hundred and Eleven Thousand, One Hundred and Eleven openstack-dev messages and counting

A bit of trivia: I happened to notice while preparing Lwood that the list archive had ticked over 111,111 messages.  The lucky (!) message was from Travis Truman giving a +1 on the nomination of Amy Marrich to openstack-ansible core by Alexandra Settle the newly elected Docs PTL.

End of Week Wrap-ups

Just the one this week from Ruby Loo for Ironic.

Notable Discussions – other OpenStack lists

No traffic particularly stood out on the other lists this last week.

People and Projects

Working Group Changes

Carol Barrett notes that she is retiring from Intel and so stepping down from her roles in the Product Working Group and the Enterprise Working Group.

I have had the good fortune to work with Carol as part of my own modest contributions to the PWG and happily add my best wishes to her here in this forum to those she’s rightly received from many on the list itself.  Good luck Carol!

PTL nominations & Changes

With PTL elections coming up as noted above, a non-candidacy messages and bunch candidacy statements this week.

Unlike previous elections I won’t list candidates individually here as it was both time consuming and prone to errors, but will list the folk not-standing for re-election as it’s nice to see their efforts recognised.  If you do wish to review the Candidacy Statements, they are listed on the OpenStack Governance page as they are approved by the election officials.

Thanks to those stepping down…

Core nominations & changes


Further reading

Don’t forget these excellent sources of OpenStack news – most recent ones linked in each case


No tunes, no speakers yet, still surrounded by boxes…

Last but by no means least, thanks, as always, to Rackspace :)

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