[OpenStack Foundation] Board discussing how to improve the Individual Director election process, community input wanted

Vincent Untz vuntz at suse.com
Mon Nov 19 10:25:43 UTC 2012


Le vendredi 16 novembre 2012, à 16:48 -0600, Jonathan Bryce a écrit :
> The meeting lasted only an hour from 9:00am PST to 10:00am PST. The Board reviewed progress of preparations for the 2013 Board election schedule (schedule included below) and then held a discussion on the options in Alan's previous email. The first three options are being implemented prior to the opening of nominations on November 26th. On the fourth option concerning changing the cumulative voting mechanism, the Board decided not to make any changes due to the short timeframe before the election, the lack of clear consensus on appropriate changes and the desire to obtain additional outside input and advice on possible changes. These changes will be considered for future elections.

Giving here a +1 to what Mark wrote; I feel the process for those
changes could have been improved, especially as it could have started
earlier. Lesson for next time, I guess.

> The Board approved the minutes from the November 2nd meeting
> (http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/02Nov2012BoardMinutes)
> and then adjourned.

Quoting the minutes:

 "RESOLVED, that the budget for 2013 attached as Exhibit A is approved."

There's no Exhibit A. Can we have access to the budget? (I think we
already had the issue pointed out for some previous minutes, and I don't
think it was resolved either there)

> The schedule for the 2013 Board elections is as follows:
> - November 26: Individual Member nominations open, election section of openstack.org goes live with details on process and candidates
> - December 7: Individual Member nominations close
> - December 14: Deadline for Individual Member Nominees to complete application
> - January 3: Gold Director Selector Election
> - January 14: Individual Member Elections open
> - January 18: Individual Member Elections close

So I have several questions:

 - I might have missed the information, but what is the deadline to
   apply for membership to be able to participate in those elections?
   (as a candidate, or as voter)

 - who will organize the elections?

 - will there be election inspectors again (same people or new group?)

 - in general, I'd love to get a reply to the points/issues raised in
   our report from the first elections, as there are several small
   improvements we can easily implement:

And yes, I'm happy to volunteer to help with the elections :-)



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