[TC] 'V' Technical Elections

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Mon Dec 9 18:11:47 UTC 2019

 ---- On Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:02:07 -0600 Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote ----
 > On 2019-12-06 12:54:00 -0600 (-0600), Jay Bryant wrote:
 > > <snip>
 > > > The point I was making in another fork of this thread was to tie the
 > > > exact term length to the election timing and only state approximate
 > > > lengths here, ie including 'minimum' in the above will still set a bound
 > > > that complicates accommodating another slightly smaller than usual
 > > > cycle.
 > > > 
 > > </snip>
 > > 
 > > I am in agreement with Dean that the easiest and most flexible
 > > solution is to tie the term lengths to the elections and not state
 > > a particular minimum or maximum.
 > [...]
 > Does this satisfy what's required by the bylaws though?
 >     the term for the members of the Technical Committee shall be
 >     approved by a majority of the Technical Committee (“Term”) and
 >     shall be published publicly before each Technical Committee
 >     election; if no such Term is published the Term will be twelve
 >     calendar months.
 >     https://www.openstack.org/legal/technical-committee-member-policy/
 > I guess it doesn't *strictly* require a term duration to be
 > specified as an explicit measure of time, so it's possible to
 > interpret it as allowing terms to be defined according to some other
 > criteria as long as they don't also exceed 16 months.

I agree with mapping the TC term with the election.

bylaws say:
" the elections for the Technical Committee shall be held in two phases: the first
 election being for at least half of the members of the Technical Committee and 
the second election being for the remaining members of Technical Committee."

Because Elections dates are not explicitly mentioned (as we do not know the future events final dates)
and are divided into two-phase. Current TC charter states 'The election is held no later than 6 weeks prior to each OpenStack Summit'
which makes the term length etc tricky. If we can define the specific week for both phases then it can be

I feel R-4 can be fixed week: 
 - 4th weeks prior to each cycle final release date (R-4) is the fixed week to conduct the election. 
 - And make PTL and TC election as a combine election always at R-4.

TC term can be documented as a "two-cycle term".
 [2] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/charter.html


 > -- 
 > Jeremy Stanley

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