[openstack-dev] [tc] Who is allowed to vote for TC candidates

Adam Lawson alawson at aqorn.com
Wed Apr 29 18:34:40 UTC 2015

So I started replying to Doug's email in a different thread but didn't want
to hi-jack that so I figured I'd present my question as a more general
question about how voting is handled for the TC.

Anyway, I find it curious that the TC is elected by those within the
developer community but TC candidates talk about representing the operator
community who are not allowed to vote. Operators meaning Admins,
Architects, etc. It sounds like this is something most TC candidates want
which most would agree is a good thing. At least I think so. ; )

Is it be feasible to start allowing the operator community to also cast
votes for TC candidates? Is the TC *only* addressing technical concerns
that are relevant to the development community? Since the TC candidates are
embracing the idea of representing more than just the developer community,
it would /seem/ the voters electing the TC members should include the
communities being represented. If the TC only addresses developer concerns,
it would seem they become at risk of losing touch with the
operator/architecture/user concerns because the operator community voice is
never heard in the voting booth.

Perhaps this bumps into how it used to be versus how it should be. I don't
know. Just struck me as incongruent with the platform of almost every
candidate - broadening representation while the current rules prohibit that
level of co-participation.


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