Dear all, let's please calm down a bit and will save some harsh words for the another
I'm Daniel's manager, joined SUSE in Dec, and let me assure you, that OpenSUSE
interests are very much in our list - and Daniel personally is one of the most loyal and
eager representatives. I'm deeply sorry if you're feeling differently; we will
try to make it better. I'm the escalation point, and you could contact me at any
Not sure, if it has been properly communicated outside, but SUSE is right now in the end
of IT separation with Microfocus, the previous owner. At the very last moment, the
timeline for the identity management has been cut for 6 weeks out of 12 - you can imagine,
which unbelievable workload it brings to us, and to the UCS implementation team
specifically. That's very unfortunate for all of us; right now we foresee no free
weekends till the cutover date, May 18th. No at all. Last four weeks Daniel barely has had
time to sleep - not much. I believe, that's the reason of this miscommunication.
At this situation, we are trying to avoid gaps and miscommunication - but not always
succeed. So we are asking for help and support - I'm not ashamed of that; and we find
it in many places, thanks God for a development world. This is extremely important for the
whole company, which we all want to prosper. If we don't get in time - the impact,
both financial and reputational, would be crucial.
On the other side, any requests potentially impacting the security, should be taken with
double precautions. Security certification costs hell of a money to SUSE - as again,
impact of any breach could be irreversible, if we make one wrong step.
So please let me understand, if we can proceed with a workaround Daniel proposed you and
Bernhard is working on now - under the condition, that we will sit together in the end of
May to develop a permanent solution and avoid a technical debt. We would very much
appreciate community's hands both for the workaround and for the final solution. I
hate this phrase, but we ARE in the same boat now, especially now - when future of any
company is not that obvious. No one wants to damage SUSE.
Please help us now. I give you my word, I'll raise it up to the top management level
and do all I can to find resources to drive it. If we could meet (I mean call for now) and
you could explain or write me what exactly is the matter - it would be great and helped me
a lot, unfortunately I've missed part of the discussion
I'll do my best to join a Hero on Tue monthly meeting in irc and will be happy to
know you better.
In any case, here is my contact info below, and I'm at your service.
Evženie Šujskaja (esujskaja(a)suse.com)
+420 702 285 979
Engineering Infrastructure team lead
186 00 Praha, CZ
From: Stasiek Michalski <hellcp(a)opensuse.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:41 PM
To: Adrian Schröter <adrian(a)suse.de>
Cc: openSUSE Heroes <heroes(a)opensuse.org>rg>; Stephan Kulow <coolo(a)suse.com>om>;
James Mason <JMason(a)suse.com>om>; bmwiedemann(a)opensuse.org; Daniel Schmidt
<jdsn(a)suse.com>om>; Neal Gompa <ngompa13(a)gmail.com>om>; board(a)opensuse.org
Subject: Re: [heroes] Re: openSUSE Accounts system
On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 11:26, Adrian Schröter <adrian(a)suse.de> wrote:
The big topic are the legal, trust and policy changes
basically ask for root access on every user installation which uses
any repository from OBS. And you ask for access to content SUSE gets
only under hard NDA's.
Also legal would need to clarify if openSUSE would still be the same
legal entity for this data as before and if a duplication is
acceptable (because this is personal data which is under DSGVO
In short this most likely violates a number of contracts,
certifications and law's.
Good, 4 weeks ago was to let the board know there might be some legal stuff to take care
of here, but since Daniel did not bother responding to any of my emails about the
transition, I couldn't take this any further.
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