[OpenStack Foundation] Technical committee

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Feb 21 10:28:53 UTC 2012

Rick Clark wrote:
> It seems like the best thing would be to start transitioning to
> this new structure, since it is likely to happen anyway, and it
> would give the project some stability over the next several months
> while the foundation is formalized.
> Perhaps people with appointed seats and the PTL's can facilitate 
> transition towards the TC by putting their seat up for election if
> they want to. The of course could run for their seat.
> If enough would do it, it would give us a majority of the TC that
> would stay the same, rather than having a massive change after the
> foundation forms.

Time is running a bit short, but that would definitely help to smooth
the future transition. A few gotchas:

1/ The current system is 4 appointed + 5 elected + n PTLs (currently
n=5 so 14 members). To drop to a static 9, the PTLs would have to
collectively accept to put their seat up to election... which is more
likely if most appointed seats are also transitioned to elected seats.

2/ We would still use the old corpus of voters (members of the
openstack Launchpad group) for this "transition" election.

I'll add a discussion item to the PPB meeting today.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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