[OpenStack Foundation] Proposed tweaks to the OpenStack Foundation Transparency Policy

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Mar 4 10:01:55 UTC 2015

Esker, Robert wrote:
> Per today’s board discussion on the topic, the following represents a
> working draft of proposed tweaks to the existing transparency policy:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FeSSw1r3imd6B-Wf2oj5VcwekhNF-jtv5upNh1PTGDc/edit#

Since we are considering changes, why are "discussions around Gold
Member applications" considered confidential information ?

It feels like a pretty important topic, and unlike the other "sensitive
information" examples, it's not immediately obvious why that is
sensitive or legally-restricted.

Gold members are a self-selected group (new members selected by existing
board members), and without checks and balances, self-selected groups
often turn into an aristocracy (picking friends rather than the most
appropriate). Having public discussions around the addition of new
Platinum and Gold members would go a long way to reassure the rest of
the Foundation membership that they are chosen for the right reasons,
and give everyone insight on what the "right reasons" are.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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