[openstack-dev] Process for program without lead
graham.hayes at hp.com
Mon Nov 17 17:25:11 UTC 2014
On 17/11/14 16:46, Anita Kuno wrote:
> On 11/17/2014 11:35 AM, Hayes, Graham wrote:
>> On 17/11/14 16:18, Anita Kuno wrote:
>>> In the last two elections there was a program that was in the last hours
>>> of the nomination period before someone stepped up to lead. Currently
>>> there is no process for how to address leadership for a program should
>>> the nomination period expire without a someone stepping forward. I would
>>> like to discuss this with the goal of having a process should this
>>> situation arise.
>>> By way of kicking things off, I would like to propose the following process:
>>> Should the nomination period expire and no PTL candidate has stepped
>>> forward for the program in question, the program will be identified to
>>> the TC by the election officials.
>>> The TC can appoint a leadership candidate by mutual agreement of the
>>> TC and the candidate in question.
>>> The appointed candidate has all the same responsibilities and
>>> obligations as a self-nominated, elected PTL.
>>> I welcome ideas and discussion on the above situation and proposed solution.
>>> Thank you,
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>> Would a by-election be an option - with the TC appointment being a last
>> resort? I personally think as many options for a vote as possible is a
>> good idea. Is there technical / administrative barriers to a by-election?
> A by-election with whom?
> If noone came forward during the nomination period, why would there be
> an expectation that someone would come forward during a nomination
> period after the nomination period?
Quite often people will come forward in a vacuum - people who thought
they were not right for the job, or felt that someone else would suit
the role better can come forward in a by-election. (I only have
anecdotal evidence for this, but it is first hand, based on other
voluntary, self organising groups I have been part of, and run elections
for over the years).
I would suggest when nominations close with no candidates, they re-open
immediately for one week, at with point, if there is no candidates I
goes to the TC.
If the TC / Election Officials want to do extra outreach / promotion in
that week, that might avoid the need for appointment.
>> Also, something to consider - would the TC nomination be required to be
>> an ATC in that Program? I assume that the TC would try and find a
>> someone within the program, but if a program did not have anyone willing
>> to be the PTL, should outside candidates be considered?
> That is a good question. I have no proposal here.
>> I am not advocating yes or no on the second point, just putting it out
>> for discussion.
> Thanks for your thoughts Graham,
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