[tc] [all] Please help verify the role of the TC

Fox, Kevin M Kevin.Fox at pnnl.gov
Mon Jan 14 21:53:00 UTC 2019

Been chewing on this thread for a while.... I think I should advocate the other direction.

I think most folks will come from PTL as its an easier path to get votes. So I don't  see that as underrepresented.

Getting some diversity of ideas from outside of those from PTL's is probably a good idea for the overall health of OpenStack. What about Users that have never been PTL's? Not developers?


From: Jay Bryant [jungleboyj at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 1:32 PM
To: openstack-discuss at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [tc] [all] Please help verify the role of the TC

On 1/14/2019 2:16 PM, Sean McGinnis wrote:
>> Since there is a significant and friction creating division of power
>> and leadership between the TC and PTLs, what would it be like if we
>> required half or more of the TC be elected from PTLs? Then the
>> "providing the technical leadership" aspect of the TC mission [3]
>> would be vested with the people who also have some responsibility for
>> executing on that leadership.
>> That would be like something we had before, but now there are many
>> more PTLs.
> I could see having something where to be an eligible candidate, one would
> either need to be a current or a past PTL. There's definitely value in bringing
> that experience and perspective to the TC.
> That could complicate the election process quite a bit. But it's an idea
> interesting enough that I think we should discuss it further.
> Sean

I think have a requirement of having been a PTL could be reasonable.
Given the fact that I feel I have a hard enough time doing all I want to
do as PTL, I wouldn't want to add TC at the same time.  Would want to
feel like I was doing it at a time where I could give it the appropriate


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