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

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Thu May 19 16:44:44 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Jeremy Stanley's message of 2016-05-19 16:23:27 +0000:
> On 2016-05-19 09:38:24 -0400 (-0400), Doug Hellmann wrote:
> [...]
> > I would rather we have a more public way of selecting track chairs
> [...]
> There's a separate demon hidden in that idea though. We don't (or
> didn't in the past AFAIK) publish the names of track chairs prior to
> conclusion of the talk selection process. The last thing I would
> want, as a track chair, is to suddenly be faced with hundreds or
> more E-mails from random speakers and their fans and coworkers
> asking me to please, please, pretty-please pick their proposal.

Sure, it's a balance. I think it would be fair to have a blanket rule
that harassing the track chairs could be seen as automatic grounds for
rejection, though we would want to define that carefully.


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