[openstack-dev] Why all OpenStack Foundation Individual Members should vote now [all]

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Thu Jan 15 04:32:45 UTC 2015

HOW TO VOTE: If you are an eligible voter[1], you should have received
an email with the subject “OpenStack Foundation – 2015 Individual
Director Election” from secretary at openstack.org. This email includes
your unique voting link. If you did not receive an email, please contact
secretary at openstack.org.

If you are an active member of the OpenStack Foundation, you should have
received an email in your inbox with a link to vote for renewal of the
Board of Directors and to change the Foundation’s bylaws. The changes to
the bylaws make this election different from others and require your

During 2014, the OpenStack community created several revisions of the
Bylaws as part of the process to define what makes up core OpenStack
functionality. The proposed revisions to the Bylaws are meant to provide
flexibility in determining the software required for use of the
OpenStack trademarks. The revisions also permit the adoption of the
“DefCore” procedures and any changes to those procedures in the future.
These amendments have already gone through fifteen revisions with
comments from the Technical Committee, DefCore Committee, OpenStack
Foundation management, Legal Affairs Committee and the Board of

Now it’s your turn: the change to the bylaws require that least 25% of
the eligible voters cast a vote. If the quorum is not reached, the
bylaws won’t change and the work of the Foundation will be more

You have a duty to fulfill and it won’t take much of your time. You can
learn more about the amendments
https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/2014ProposedBylawsAmendment. We need your click to reach the quorum to improve the Foundation.

[1] Eligible voters are individual members of the OpenStack Foundation
who joined the foundation more than 180 days ago.

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