[OpenStack Foundation] Proposals for individual board election

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Wed Oct 31 19:36:11 UTC 2012

On 10/31/2012 06:21 PM, Carl Trieloff wrote:
> Having 600+ alligned votes from a single company entirely violates
> the 'Do what is best for the project',

Why do you say that? Are the people elected not the best possible
people? Have they failed (or why do you think they will fail)
representing the interests of Individual Members? Do you believe that
some of them will vote for the company before they vote for the project
and not do what's best for OpenStack?

I think it's worth to repeat that openness and easy access to OpenStack
is one of the founding principle of this community. The project at the
beginning and the Foundation later has been designed to be very
inclusive http://wiki.openstack.org/Open. The comparisons with other
projects/foundations are interesting but we need to keep in mind that 
OpenStack is very different from all of the existing ones.

While I agree that we should investigate the possibility to use a
different election algorithm to increase the chances of electing the
best candidates, as discussed before, I don't think we should limit
access to the Foundation (at least not until there is proof that 
openness and easy access is bad for OpenStack).


this is my opinion and not that of my current, former and even future

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