[openstack-dev] [all][tc][ptl] Next PTL/TC elections timeframes

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Oct 14 09:11:34 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

At the last TC meeting, the newly-elected (and continuing) TC members
has been discussing the future election periods. With the Design Summit
functions being split between the OpenStack Summit and the Project Teams
Gathering, the current wording in the TC charter around election (which
uses "Design Summit" and "Summit" interchangeably) is no longer valid
and requires a change.

As a result of that discussion a proposal was made, with a focus on
limiting the impact of the change, avoid the need to modify Foundation
bylaws, and introduce some flexibility in vote organization.

See: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/385951/

The TL;DR: is that PTL elections would continue to be organized around
development cycle boundaries, while TC elections would continue to be
organized relative to OpenStack Summit dates. The net effect is that TC
elections would now be organized separately from PTL elections (rather
than run just the week after).

Another consequence is that since we'd continue to elect PTLs around
development cycles (and Ocata being a short cycle), the Ocata PTLs would
be renewed early (vote early February).

Please read more and comment on the review.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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