[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Election Statistics (January 2013)

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Sun Feb 10 04:07:06 UTC 2013

On Sat, 2013-02-09 at 19:30 +0000, Tim Bell wrote:
> I strongly object to the assertion that employment history should be
> considered in the way you propose. Having worked with Lauren closely in the
> past year, I am surprised at the implication behind your statement.

To be fair to Lloyd, I read his comment as "some people might label
Lauren as a Rackspace stooge but looking at the Rackspace voting stats
would show how diverse her support is".

i.e. I actually read it as a positive comment and agree with the

It's important to counter any FUD about Rackspace influence over the
Foundation but I wouldn't like to see a single individual subjected to
more scrutiny than other candidates.

> I worked for IBM for 15 years and found this an excellent experience, I've
> moved on to other activities, have good relationships with former colleagues
> and fond memories but I was elected to represent the individuals of the
> foundation. 
> I am sure that all other individual directors feel the same.

I feel very strongly that I'm representing the Individual Members rather
than my employer, if that's what you mean.


> From: Lloyd Dewolf [mailto:lloydostack at gmail.com] 
> Sent: 08 February 2013 20:37
> To: Mark McLoughlin
> Cc: Vincent Untz; foundation at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Election Statistics
> (January 2013)
> I'm surprised Lauren Sell's results were not also run against Rackspace --
> I'm hopeful that would show the diversity of her base.
> I'm thankful that Mark Collier agreed to drop out of the race right before
> voting began as two Foundation executives on the board in "Individual" spots
> would have been a huge distraction to the success of the Foundation in 2013.
> --
> @lloyddewolf
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