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Individual Member Profile

Edward Lee


Date Joined
August 17, 2020


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I am Edward Lee, I have nearly 15 years of R&D Product and open source experience in multiple fields, such as cloud, storage, big data and so on. Currently I am the head of open source team in EasyStack inc, my major job is leading team members work in community including OpenInfra, CNCF, Linux as well as product development. I am going to setup the OSPO following the todogroup’s guides and willing to make much more efforts on communities. Prior to that, I have two work experiences, the one is as the leader of development team for more than five years in Huawei. I was in charge of open source strategy making and leading a team with full-time engineers working in several projects e.g. Cinder, Manila, Swift, Kubernetes and so on, we made much effort on contribution and got some core members/maintainers. And also I was the founder and infrastructure architect of several new open source projects related Huawei, such as openEuler, openGauss. The another one is as developer with several years of experience in storage system, big data product development and design.
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  • EasyStack - From 2020-08-17 (Current)

 

Edward is a candidate in the January 2022 Board Elections .


Q

What is your relationship to OpenInfra, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenInfra and/or OpenStack's success to date?

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I had worked in OpenInfra(OpenStack) since 2015 in Huawei, at that time I was a leader of contributor team who worked full-time in OpenInfra community. I enjoyed this journey. Now I transfer to EasyStack and I am still head of open source domain.

 

On the other hand, EasyStack is one of the gold members of OpenInfra foundation, all our products are built on open source projects, especially projects of OIF foundation such as nova, neutron, cinder, kata and so on. All of EasyStack members believe we can make more efforts with OIF foundation on cloud tech to make product helpful to end users.

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Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?

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Before I joint EasyStack, I had much experience on running open source projects and community building, I was one of the founders and infrastructure designer for several open source projects of Huawei, such as openEuler, openGauss. And also had practice of developing open source strategy how to make these projects more successful. 

 

As one of community developers in China,  I helped in holding or joint OpenStack technologies meetup in several places and had several speech related OpenStack technologies, e.g. OpenStack Days China.

 

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What do you see as the Board's role in OpenInfra's success?

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I think the board’s responsibility is to understand the community location of the whole ecosystem, e.g. the tech ecosystem, the partners ecosystem, the open source culture and so on. And to make the suitable strategy for long-term growth of community. I had work full-time with open source community in China for several years and had experience in building community, so I understand the China open source culture, the thoughts of developers, the needs of Chinese company better. I think I can share my experience to help more guys to join in.

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What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2022?

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I think the top priority of the Board for next year should be to promote the model of projects management. As far as I know there are some projects housed in big-tent with few users. We need to setup the mechanism to filter the valuable projects via popularity with different levels, and then build a landscape for them.