[TC][all] X Release name polling

Jay Bryant jungleboyj at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 18:07:03 UTC 2020


I echo the other TC members in thanks for you leading up this process 
and doing it with transparency!

I voted for three top options, I believe, leaving the rest ranked as 
30th.  I believe they were:

     1.  Xenoblast

     2.  Xenomorph

     3.  Xenith

Why not Xanadu from me, people may ask?  Well, honestly, because I 
didn't want the song stuck in my head for 6 months.



On 12/10/2020 10:53 AM, Sean McGinnis wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> We recently collected naming suggestions for the X release name. A lot 
> of great suggestions by the community! Much more than I had expected 
> for this letter.
> As a reminder, starting with the W release we had changed the process 
> for selecting the name [1]. We collected suggestions from the 
> community, then the members of the TC voted in a poll [2] to select 
> which name(s) out of the suggestions to go with. The vetting of the 
> top choices from that process is happening now, and we should have a 
> official result soon.
> This is a bit of a mea culpa from me about an issue with how this was 
> conducted though. The naming process specifically states: "the poll 
> should be run in a manner that allows members of the community to see 
> what each TC member voted for." When I set up the CIVS poll, I failed 
> to check the box that would allow seeing the detailed results of the 
> poll. So while we do have the winning names, we are not able to see 
> which TC members voted and how. I apologize for missing this step (and 
> I've noted that we really should add some detailed process for future 
> coordinators to follow!).
> I believe the intent with that part of the process was to allow the 
> community to see how your elected TC members voted as one factor to 
> consider when reelecting anyone. Also transparency to show that no one 
> is pushing through their own choices, circumventing any process.
> The two options I see at this point would be to either redo the entire 
> naming poll, or just try to capture what TC members voted for 
> somewhere so we have a record of that.
> It's been long enough now since taking the poll that I don't expect TC 
> members to remember exactly how they ranked things. But we've also 
> started the vetting process through the Foundation (lawyers engaged, 
> etc) so I'd really rather not start over if we can avoid it. If TC 
> members could respond here with what they remember voting for, I hope 
> that is enough to satisfy the spirit of the defined process.
> If there are any members of the community that have a strong objection 
> to this, please say so. I leave it up to the TC then to decide how to 
> proceed.
> Again, apologies for missing this step. Otherwise, I think the process 
> has worked well, and I hope we can declare an official X name shortly.
> Thanks!
> Sean
> [1] 
> https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/release-naming.html#release-naming-process
> [2] https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_7e6e96070af39fe7
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