[TC][all] X Release name polling

Kendall Nelson kennelson11 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 20:33:14 UTC 2020


Continuing the transparency theme since that was a big part of why we were
okay with just the TC voting.

I voted for Xenon in first and I *think* I put Xerxes as second and left
the rest at the default lowest value.

-Kendall (diablo_rojo)

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 10:08 AM Jay Bryant <jungleboyj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sean,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Jay
> 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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