[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 00:29:55 UTC 2015

Hey Stackers,

I'd like to continue serving on the Technical Committee, and I'm asking 
for your votes in the upcoming elections.

Here's my ask of you, dear voter:


Please do NOT vote for me just because you may recognize my name being 
around the OpenStack community for a long time. Being a long-time member 
of something does not make me any more able to offer creative solutions 
to our problems than someone who's been in our community for a year or so.


Please do NOT vote for me just because I'm currently on the Technical 
Committee and have served on the TC in the past. There is no 
"carry-over" power that someone that has served on the TC in the past 
brings with them to bear on future TCs. Ideas and a person's ability to 
debate the issues fairly and concisely are what determines the 
effectiveness of a TC member, not the length of time they have served on 
the TC.


Please do NOT vote for me because you think I am (often unduly) 
outspoken or critical about certain particular issues that you find 
dear. Even if you hate XML as much as I do or would love to see API 
extensions die in a fire, you shouldn't vote for me just because you 
happen to agree with me on those particulars. The TC is not about 
squabbling and religious wars. It's about BIG ideas and listening to the 
viewpoints of others and seeing how the OpenStack contributor ecosystem 
can be shaped by those ideas in meaningful ways.


Please DO vote for me because you think I will fairly consider the 
viewpoints of the other TC members -- whomever they happen to be.


Please DO vote for me because you think I will be diligent in gathering 
the feedback of our disparate and excellent contributor teams, and 
critically, use that feedback to make our OpenStack community better for 
us all.


Please DO vote for me if you believe I will be an advocate for 
OpenStack's contributor community in the broader open source ecosystem, 
and continue to further the ideals of our four Opens [1].

Thanks much,

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Open

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