[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Oct 9 12:41:12 UTC 2013

Jonathan Bryce wrote:
> Just so people aren't working off incorrect information, we do have a
> mechanism in the bylaws to deactivate inactive members.

Ah, I missed that.

Deactivation would be for "failure to vote in at least 50% of the votes
for Individual Members within the prior twenty-four months unless the
person does not respond within thirty (30) days of notice of such
termination that the person wishes to continue to be an Individual
Member"... So if I read this correctly, someone who made himself a
member to vote for the first elections and then disappeared would not be
considered for deactivation.

Given how easy it is to add yourself back, I feel like those rules offer
unnecessary protection and make those 25% targets unlikely just by
diluting the active membership...

> Also, we do go
> through and remove duplicate member records before each election cycle
> starts.

Great, that part is already solved then.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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