[OpenStack Foundation] Fwd: Re: [Foundation Board] propose 2015 board meeting dates

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 17:04:08 UTC 2015

Hi Jesse,

On Sun, 2015-02-22 at 21:09 -0800, Jesse Proudman wrote:

> Having international exposure to the OpenStack foundation is important
> to the long term viability of of this project, the reality is that the
> board meetings themselves do not expose much value to the overall
> community.

Yes. Simply having a board meeting in a particular geography is IMO not
going to have any real impact on increasing geographical diversity in
the project and Foundation.

If a board meeting could coincide with a large local event, that could
be more effective. And similarly, simply having directors (and project
leaders) routinely attend (and present at) local meetups in geographies
that are not well represented would have a greater impact. I think
that's happening to a degree already, but perhaps we could figure out
some more deliberate and coordinated way to make this happen.

On transparency and openness, as always I'm hugely in favor of improving
this. I don't think this decision needed to be made privately. However,
turning a relatively mundane decision into an unnecessarily heated and
charged debate does little to encourage people to be more open.


More information about the Foundation mailing list