[OpenStack Foundation] Individual director election needs to be better organized

Vincent Untz vuntz at suse.com
Wed Sep 5 16:28:14 UTC 2012

Le mercredi 05 septembre 2012, à 17:50 +0200, Dave Neary a écrit :
> Hi,
> On 09/05/2012 05:31 PM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >Sean Chen wrote:
> >>I think individual directors should be voted by contributors only, or
> >>at least people with some sort of involvement with OpenStack.
> >>
> >>There was no doorman on voter registration, the results can be much
> >>too easily skewed to be unrepresentative of the rights and interests
> >>of the actual people involved.
> >
> >I agree that the results can be easily skewed with the current open door
> >policy. That said, that's what the Foundation bylaws mandate (low bar of
> >entry for Foundation members), so changing that now will probably
> >require a substantial change in Foundation bylaws.
> I would be afraid that if one or two parties were over-represented
> in the membership this time that other corporate members will notice
> that, and start an arms race for the next election cycle, and
> suggest that anyone working for them can become a member. Clearly,
> it's not in the best interests of the foundation to have a majority
> of members who have no interest in, or association with, the
> project.
> I'm all for a low bar for entry, but I question whether "no bar" is
> setting that bar high enough.

The point is that it was too late to change anything when the point was
raised. But there will be recommendations to improve things for the next


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