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

Vincent Untz vuntz at suse.com
Mon Nov 19 12:56:27 UTC 2012

Le lundi 19 novembre 2012, à 11:11 +0000, Tim Bell a écrit :
> From my reading of the bylaws 
> (http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Bylaws), my understanding is 
> that the voters have to be registered for at least 180 days as a member before 
> the election. This is different from the previous round where there was a 30 
> day limit after the start of the foundation.
> The nominees for individual member directors seem to have to be individual 
> members in good standing.
> -------
> 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.

Thanks, Tim! I had forgotten about that part of the by-laws.

For those wondering when 180 days before the voting period is, that's
July 18th 2012. As the initial call for individuals to join the
Foundation was issued on July 19th, I guess only people who became
member in the 30 days after the COI Effective Date will be able to vote
in January.

(I can't find the COI Effective Date, but I assume it's July 16th, since
people could join until August 15th to be able to participate in the
first elections)



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