[OpenStack Foundation] Proposals for individual board election

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Thu Nov 1 13:46:44 UTC 2012

I'm struggling with a way to inventory non-code contributions such as
conference presentations or organising user groups. Assuming we should
expect memberships of 1000s for OpenStack, it is not easy to build up the
list of contributors.

We can ask people as part of their membership application but this may not
be felt to be sufficiently rigourous.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Trieloff [mailto:cctrieloff at redhat.com]
> Sent: 01 November 2012 14:36
> To: Tim Bell
> Cc: foundation at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Proposals for individual board
> On 10/31/2012 01:33 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> > It is an interesting question to define 'contribution'. There are many
> > ways other than committing code that people help with OpenStack.
> >
> > Any suggestions on how to define a contributor ?
> This has been debated in many communities before. Here is of the best I've
> seen - Contribution can be documentation, community management, etc.
> Anything that helps the project and is recognised to be valuable enough
> the individual can gain karma over a period of consistently providing
value to
> the project (OpenStack). That is the current committing population and
> board need to agree that the contribution is valuable and a track record
> contribution exists.
> Carl.

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