OpenStack Governance Elections – Coming Soon

The time is once again upon us for our OpenStack Governance Elections. The Nomination Process will run from August 10 – 24 at Noon CST; stay tuned for more information on how this process will work. The Election will run from August 25 – September 4 at Noon CST. Final results will be posted immediately upon election shutdown on the 4th at Noon CST.

Information on the open positions is listed below.

NOVA Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the NOVA project are eligible to be nominated or vote.  I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/nova/trunk/view/head:/Authors for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the NOVA PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

SWIFT Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the SWIFT project are eligible to be nominated or vote.  I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/swift/trunk/view/head:/AUTHORS for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the SWIFT PTL team lead election where they can vote for the member of their choice. As this list only has author names, I will be reaching out to several members whose email I do not have; of course, if you are on the list you can simply send me your email address to save me time in searching out your contact information. Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the SWIFT PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

GLANCE Project Team Lead (1 Position)

Voter Eligibility – Only OpenStack community members who have successfully submitted code to the GLANCE project are eligible to be nominated or vote. I am using the list of email addresses found at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/glance/trunk/view/head:/Authors for eligible electors and nominees.

Each member of this list will receive an email with a direct link to the GLANCE PTL team lead election site where they can vote for the member of their choice. Each member can only vote once in this election.

Project Policy Board (3 Open Positions)

Voter Eligibility – Any registered member of the OpenStack Launchpad is eligible to run or be nominated for one of the two positions. I am getting this list of authorized voters and nominees from the Launchpad system at https://launchpad.net/~openstack. Based on current numbers, there are 1,321 people eligible to vote or be nominated; however, Launchpad does not provide me the email address of all 1,321 people. Thus, if you are interested in voting I will need to obtain your email address for entry into the CIVS (see below) voting system. More information on this process later in this blog post.

PTL Member Wins 1 of 3 Slots – Following governance policy, if either of the three top vote getters are also winners in the PTL election, then the next highest person on the election results will be declared the winner.

The Condorcet Internet Voting System (see below) leverages ranked choices thereby making the possibility of a tie extremely unlikely. If a tie does occur, a runoff between the  candidates who tied will be held.

ELECTION TOOL

Like previous elections, we will use the Condorcet Internet Voting Service from Cornell University, see http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html. This tool uses the Condorcet method of voting which invokes ranking the nominees instead of just selecting one choice. More information on this methodology is at http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/civs/rp.html.

All registered voters will receive an email with a unique link allowing them to privately vote.

For the Project Policy Board election, in order to collect voters email addresses I will contact every potential voter using the “Contact this team’s members” feature at https://launchpad.net/~openstack and ask them to reply directly to me using their preferred voting email address if they want to participate in the vote.

Please note that the voting system is run using private polls with restricted access to ensure voter authenticity; however all results will be made public once the election ends.

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