[TC][all] X Release name polling

Sean Mooney smooney at redhat.com
Thu Dec 10 18:35:47 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-12-10 at 10:53 -0600, 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.
wait i tough that we still had a comuntiy poll where every one could vote
on the name is that coming next? i was waitign for a vote link.

i was assumign i had missed it as i have and issue with not reciving vote
link in the past for tc votes or ptl elections 

that is partly due to the fact that i dont think the curernt process looks at all
the emales on my account and since i submit code with a different email then the first
one listed it does not track that properly eventhough the one i use for code is in the alternative

in anycase i tought there was still a comuntiy poll  afgter the inital list is narrowed down.
delegatign this to the TC feels like a regression from what we previously did.

>  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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