Over the past several days quite a few people have asked me why I stood down as the chair of the OpenDaylight Project Technical Steering Committee (TSC). Basically, I had three reasons:
- First, I have things I want to accomplish which require my focused attention. And note that the TSC chair job is substantial time commitment, definitely not a hobby.
- Next, the project has matured to the point where the TSC should for the most part be populated by active developers (a well accepted principle of operation in open source projects); I am currently not an active developer on OpenDaylight.
- Finally, I wanted to give some other (hopefully younger) people a chance to have leadership roles in the project; that is not only good for the community but it also creates organizational survivability for the project (among other things).
Colin Dixon is off to a great start as the new chair of the TSC. Good things are in the offing for OpenDaylight.