[TC] Right-sizing the Technical Committee

Zane Bitter zbitter at redhat.com
Thu Dec 5 03:18:06 UTC 2019

On 4/12/19 6:50 pm, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> Tangential to election scheduling but still on the topic of election
> planning, last cycle a bunch of folks jumped on the "let's shrink
> the TC!" bandwagon *while* the election process was already
> underway. That was of course not an appropriate time to talk about
> changes to election parameters. But now(ish) *is* the right time.
> So to reopen that discussion we previously put a pin in, how many TC
> seats should we fill in the coming election, and how many should we
> delete? There were a few different suggestions, some following a
> less aggressive timeline than others. We would normally have 7 seats
> up for grabs in the coming round... do we reduce it to 6 (and work
> with an even-number-sized TC), or just 5 (targeting a TC of 11 for
> Ussuri into "V")? Or something even more drastic like just letting
> them all expire and filling none, immediately down-sizing to a TC of
> 6 members? Thoughts?

This is pretty well-settled:


(At least assuming we ignore the fact that JP merged it when it had only 
8 of the 9 required votes, which I only just noticed. Naughty JP.)

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