[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for all candidates in TC election: What will you do if you don't win?

Paul Belanger pabelanger at redhat.com
Sun Oct 15 18:17:39 UTC 2017

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 08:15:51AM -0400, Amrith Kumar wrote:
> Full disclosure, I'm running for election as well. I intend to also
> provide an answer to the question I pose here, one that I've posed
> before on #openstack-tc in an office hours session.
> Question 1:
> "There are M open slots for the TC and there are N (>>M) candidates
> for those open slots. This is a good problem to have, no doubt.
> Choice, is a good thing, enthusiasm and participation are good things.
> But clearly, (N-M) candidates will not be elected.
> If you are one of those (N-M) candidates, what then? What do you
> believe you can do if you are not elected to the TC, and what will you
> do? (concrete examples would be good)"

I'd like to see (N-M) candidates continue with TC by helping support M.
Personally, I plan on participating more in TC office hours regardless of
results. Or even reach out to TC and ask what non-TC members could do to help TC

Once thing I've noticed in the question period before elections was 'What more
could the TC do'. I think it is also valid that we look at it the other way
around as 'What more could the non-TC member do' like Amrith asks above.

> Question 2:
> "If you are one of the M elected candidates, the N-M candidates who
> were not elected represent a resource?
> Would you look to leverage/exploit that resource, and if so, how?
> (concrete examples would be good)"
Yah, I'd love to see 'pair programming' style for TC and non-TC memeber. Clearly
we have interested parties in becoming TC, and I would think the N-M candidates
would also try running again in 6 months.  So why not help those N-M member
become M, just like we do for non-core / core members on OpenStack projects.

> -amrith
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