[openstack-community] Proposal: remove voting on speaking proposals for Barcelona Summit

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Wed May 18 13:09:40 UTC 2016

On 05/18/2016 03:14 AM, Florian Haas wrote:
> Which means that track chairs would have to completely guess what the
> audience might find interesting.

The crowd doesn't know this either.

On 05/18/2016 05:54 AM, Maish Saidel-Keesing wrote:
> If we can come to an agreed format that the votes DO have say - but
> NOT the only or main criteria - then it is worthwhile.

We don't need to ask for votes, since those are not very useful: large
and well organized corporations will always get more votes because
clicks are too cheap.

Instead of votes, we may ask for written comments instead: I'd read
those if I were a track chair and undecided about a proposal.

I'm not attached to votes per se: what I think we should keep is

- the drums beating signaling the incoming summit: these bring visibility
- the openness: the fact that I can browse proposed talks is a valuable
thing as a speaker and one that sets apart OpenStack from other conferences


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