[openstack-dev] [elections][tc]Thoughts on the TC election process

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Thu Oct 13 02:44:59 UTC 2016

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 02:16:42PM +0200, Flavio Percoco wrote:
> Top-posting as I'll try to summarize/re-start/reword/whatever the right word is,
> this thread:
> It seems to me that the problem we're trying to solve here is how we can help
> voters to make more thoughtful choices (note that I'm not saying they currently
> don't. I'm not judging the voters but, as others, I'm pointing fingers at the
> process we've in place). A couple of points have been made around this:
> - We'd like the electorate to be able to ask questions to the candiates
> - The time availble doesn't seem to be enough for this
> - The ML is great but it might not be the right format for this, especially with
>  the amount of emails going through openstack-dev
> Some (rough) ideas:
> - We could have a common place where we collect the threads that ask questions
>  to the candidates. Ideally, this thread would be kept updated by the members
>  of the community asking these questions. If I start a new thread, I get the
>  link and put it in this "common place" The common place could be a wiki page
>  or anything linkable from the voting URL.
> - Link in the voting URL the place where the information about the questions
>  being asked to the candidates are being aggregated.

That's pretty doable and we could easily trial it.

> - Send the ballots every day, if possible.

I don't think we can send them everyday, twice might be doable.  I'd be happy
to to talk to Andrew (The CIVS maintainer/owner) about this.

FWIW I think it's very doable to insert a week between the nomination close and
the election open for the discussion.

Yours Tony.
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