[Openstack-operators] Operational Director?

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Tue Nov 24 19:00:39 UTC 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thierry Carrez [mailto:thierry at openstack.org]
> Sent: 24 November 2015 17:56
> To: openstack-operators at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [Openstack-operators] Operational Director?
> Edgar Magana wrote:
> > Is the Foundation aware of that? I mean you comment about "It's the
> cumulative voting system that is broken”
> >
> > Maybe this is a good opportunity for fixing it!
> Oh sure, it's a well-known issue, which (as far as I know) is periodically
> discussed by the Board of Directors. It's not trivial to fix (since the election
> system is obviously pretty deeply embedded in the bylaws).

Changing the individual election process has become somewhat easier given the changes in 2014 to reflect the community size by requiring a bylaws change to be approved by 10% of the community (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/2014ProposedBylawsAmendment). As the community passes 30,000 members, even a 10% turnout becomes significant. Maish's analysis at http://technodrone.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-openstack-elections-another-look.html is an interesting reflection on the results and process.

It is very difficult to judge how the results under a different system would turn out (2015 results at https://www.bigpulse.com/pollresults?code=4465BagptIqcEjm73VjmEpTk)

I would certainly encourage board candidate proposals from all areas of the community along with good participation in the election. There are lots of other ways to participate though such as user committee working groups which would welcome further participation (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/UserCommittee)


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