[openstack-dev] Motion on Technical Committee membership for Spring 2013 session

John Dickinson me at not.mn
Fri Jan 25 20:09:36 UTC 2013

On Jan 25, 2013, at 9:34 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> current situation (we keep a 8PTL+5 committee).
> It was my preferred option, but consensus seemed to be (at that point)
> that the added complexity in election setup was not compensated by clear
> benefits. But further discussion proved that diversity is a concern, so
> I'm happy to propose that option instead. I really would prefer general
> consensus on that change.
> Anne, John, Doug, Chuck: Would that be agreeable to you ? If not, why not ?
> As I said earlier, I was worried that without any checks and balances important groups within the community (smaller projects, non-code contributors, users, etc.) would not have sufficient representation. Based on some offline discussions, I am more confident that the election system will help address these issues. Given that, and the simplicity of a straight election for all 13 members over trying to ensure a minimum number of PTLs, I think we should go ahead with the originally proposed change to the rules.
> Doug

What is the rush? If we do not change the rules right now, what happens? We end up with potentially 2 more members of the TC for the next six months. How is this an onerous burden? I suggest we continue the discussion without fear of a deadline and don't worry if we need to spend some extra time exploring different possibilities.

I would like to see more discussion around categories. Another possibility is to not add new projects. Or perhaps to have a PTL committee and a user committee (a bi-cameral system). The point is, the first 4 suggestions have anchored the current discussion, and they certainly don't represent the gamut of possibilities. I think we need to take our time when making these types of changes to the governance structure.


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