[OpenStack Foundation] Proposals for individual board election

Lloyd Dewolf lloydostack at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 20:14:20 UTC 2012

I can't see the Foundation not doing an exception again.

The foundation was launched Sept 19, 2012
that would suggest an earliest election of March 18, 2013 if the
Foundation had immediately announced a cut-off for membership voting
for the 2013 elections -- which I don't recall ever seeing.

In the unlikely event the Foundation makes the bad tasting choose of
running elections using membership from prior to the foundation being
fully formed and without having announced membership cut-off for
voting, then assuming Sept 19, 2012 was the date of incorporation,
then the blog post
website, and other election communications should have include that
August 19, 2012 was the cut-off for voting in the first full year
elections in 2013.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at cern.ch> wrote:
> The first round of elections had a lower threshold for time you had to be
> registered (30 days). This round has 180 days from article 3.9. See the
> bylaw point below
> (http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Bylaws#ARTICLE_IV._BOARD_OF
> Thus, for the next individual elections for 2013, there does not appear to
> have been a significant surge in membership since the foundation launch from
> companies and therefore the membership will not be subject to a further arms
> race in the 2013 round.
> Tim
> 3.9 Voting and Proxies.
> (a) Each Individual Member whose effective date of membership is earlier
> than thirty (30) days after the effective date of the filing of the
> Certificate of Incorporation of the Foundation ("COI Effective Date") may
> vote immediately after he or she becomes an Individual Member. Each
> Individual Member whose effective date of membership is more than thirty
> (30) days after the COI Effective Date shall be eligible to vote 180 days
> after the effective date of his or her membership. Each Individual Member
> shall have one vote at any meeting of Individual Members and for election of
> the Individual Directors, the Individual Members shall have the option to
> vote for Individual Directors on a cumulative basis.
>> Unfortunately over time there will be more abuse and more large
>> organizations participating in this arms races.

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