[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Tue Oct 8 10:21:01 UTC 2013

I was undecided on the 4-vs-8 option... Some members in the election do want to express strong support for a single candidate and this change would limit their ability to express themselves as they wish.

We saw a significant improvement in the vote spread during the 2nd election compared to the first. I think we'll see further improvements this time round as well with the foundation membership growing and becoming more aware of the nature of the community.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Neary [mailto:dneary at redhat.com]
> Sent: 08 October 2013 12:13
> To: Thierry Carrez
> Cc: foundation at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections
> Hi,
> On 10/08/2013 11:59 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >>   - I was in favour of the max-4-votes-per-candidate "tweak" because we
> >>     initially thought that would not require a bylaws change. This would
> >>     have had an immediate positive effect IMHO.
> >
> > Personally I would have made it max-1-vote-per-candidate. Forcing
> > everyone to pick the 8 people they want as individual members would
> > definitely and efficiently dilute block voting. And it makes perfect sense.
> This is the system we had for teh GNOME board of directors, and I was one of the people who campaigned to have this changed, because
> 11 equal-weight votes leads to a pure popularity contest (name recognition is likely to get you in the top 11 if you've been around for a
> while, regardless of whether you're good or not, and newer candidates struggle to get elected, regardless of what they bring to the table).
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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