[openstack-dev] [all][elections] Results of the TC Election

Eoghan Glynn eglynn at redhat.com
Fri Apr 8 22:05:33 UTC 2016

> > Increase the commit requirements, but don't remove the summit pass
> > perk. You'll add a barrier for ATCs and see fewer of them at
> > summits.
> The commit counts for the latest TC electorate show 27% had only one
> merged change in Gerrit during the qualifying one year period. It's
> worth keeping in mind that for recent summits only the current
> cycle's contributions were taken into account for free passes
> though, rather than a full year, so it's possibly more telling that
> 40% of the electorate had only 1 or 2 qualifying commits (the bare
> minimum to get free conference registration for Liberty, Mitaka or
> both).
> A basic regression analysis of the owner totals for 3 through 50
> changes closely fits a power curve of 857.39*x^-1.239 and comes

Thanks Jeremy for doing the analysis, that model curve just begs
to be graphed :)  


> within 3.3% of predicting how many of the electorate have only one
> change, but falls 15% short of predicting those with two. That said,
> the deviation only means an additional 94 more contributors who had
> one or two changes than the model predicts there should be, so I
> don't think there's a strong enough correlation with the limited
> data we have to say for sure that free summit passes result in a
> significant bloat in electorate size (certainly a lot less of one
> than I expected anyway).
> --
> Jeremy Stanley
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