Tag: Governance


OpenStack Blog Authors Code Of Conduct

June 7th, 2012 — 12:09pm

With the current number of authors on the community blog I think it’s a good idea to make sure we all have a clear understanding of what it means to have an account on such visible community asset. I think it would be good for the whole community to have a brief, clear, understandable code of conduct for all existing authors and for the future ones. We discussed on our community team and we came up with the OpenStack Blog Authors Code Of Conduct below.  We’ll publish this together with other community policies (like the OpenStack Event policy) in the next days: add your comments below or send them to the community team.

OpenStack.org Blog is the asset owned by the community and a platform where to share thoughts, ideas, reports and news about OpenStack. All the authors of blog posts have the responsibility to respect this common space while being grateful for the opportunity it represents. As a writer you should write articles respecting other’s opinions, even if you disagree. The OpenStack Community will benefit from sharing, debating and reflecting rather than discounting and disparaging others’ thoughts. Remember that as an author of OpenStack.org blog, the community trusts you to give voice to the community as a whole.

Writers accept these simple principles:

  • Prefer facts to opinions: be always aware that what you publish will be read by thousands of people and that your opinion is not necessarily that of the whole community. Try to stick to facts, like reporting the result of a meeting, announcing upcoming community events, describing technical achievements.
  • Disclose, don’t promote: it’s good to let people know that a company is contributing to OpenStack, sponsoring an event and such but the OpenStack.org Blog is not the place to publish a company’s press release or other type of commercial offering message.
  • Contribute to the commons: our blog is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike version 3 unported. Pay attention to the license of any material you add to the blog, make sure it’s released under compatible terms.

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OpenStack Governance Elections Spring 2012 Results

March 3rd, 2012 — 3:31pm

The OpenStack community has elected the Project Technical Leads and two members of the Project Policy Board. Here are the winners:

NOVA Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner:

KEYSTONE Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner:

HORIZON Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner:

SWIFT Project Technical Lead (1 position)

  • Only one candidate

Winner:

GLANCE Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner:

PROJECT POLICY BOARD (2 positions)

Winners:

Congratulations to you all! Good work everybody.

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OpenStack Governance Elections Spring 2012: Time to vote!

February 27th, 2012 — 7:41pm

UPDATE: PPB election update: we need to reboot the voting process. Please accept our apology. Read more on http://ow.ly/9lNGf

The OpenStack community is called to elect the Project Technical Leads and two seats of the Project Policy Board. The nominations process is now officially closed and voting can start: all entitled to vote will receive a personal message via email on February 28 and have time until March 3 11:59 PST to vote. The email message will go to the email address included in the Authors file and the one provided during the registration for PPB votes.

The official list of nominees (in random order) is the following:

NOVA Project Technical Lead (1 position)

KEYSTONE Project Technical Lead (1 position)

HORIZON Project Technical Lead (1 position)

SWIFT Project Technical Lead (1 position)

GLANCE Project Technical Lead (1 position)

PROJECT POLICY BOARD (2 positions)

Voting process

Like previous OpenStack Governance Elections, we will use the Condorcet Internet Voting Service from Cornell University, 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.

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. Voter anonymity is guaranteed.  The result’s ranking will be evaluated using Schulze (also known as Beatpath or CSSD) completion rule. If an individual should happen to be elected as both a PTL and General  Member of the PPB, then they will take their PTL seat only and the  elected General Member seat will go to the next highest vote getter in  the most recent election.  Thanks for participating in this essential process.

The election committee is made of Stefano Maffulli, Lloyd Dewolf and Dave Nielsen.

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OpenStack Governance Elections Spring 2012: Action Item For All Candidates

February 22nd, 2012 — 11:52pm

The OpenStack community is electing its Project Technical Leads and two members of the Project Policy Board. Details are at http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/02/openstack-governance-elections-spring-2012/. On February 26 the nominations will close and the voting process will start on February 28 and finish on March 3rd.

The list of nominees is at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Spring2012-Nominees. It’s still open. You must register to vote for PPB on http://ppbelectionsregistration.openstack.org/

Before the voting process starts the election committee asks all nominees to create a page on OpenStack wiki and answer three simple questions:

1a. [for PPB] Since the last elections, what areas have you focused on and what contributions have you made in order to improve OpenStack as a whole?

1b. [for PTL] Since the last elections, what areas have you focused on and what contributions have you made in order to improve your project?

2a. [for PPB] What are the most pressing/important issues facing OpenStack as a whole?

2b. [for PTL] What are the most pressing/important issues facing your project?

3. What is your relationship to OpenStack & why is its success important to you and/or your company?

If you’re a candidate, create a wiki page using the template http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/ElectionsSpring2012/[Firstname_Lastname] and answer those questions there. Feel free to add more content, too. Those pages will be included in the link sent to all voters.

The election committee is made of Stefano Maffulli, Lloyd Dewolf and Dave Nielsen.

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OpenStack Governance Elections Spring 2012

February 13th, 2012 — 1:00am

The time is once again upon us for our OpenStack Governance Elections. The OpenStack community is called to elect the Project Technical Leads and two seats of the Project Policy Board. The election committee is made of Stefano Maffulli, Lloyd Dewolf and Dave Nielsen.

  • February 16 – 26 11:59 PST: Nominations open.
  • February 28 – March 3 11:59 PST: Online voting open.
  • March 3 11:59 PST: Voting closed.

Final results will be posted immediately upon election close.

What seats are up for election

  • NOVA Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • SWIFT Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • GLANCE Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • HORIZON Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • KEYSTONE Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • Project Policy Board (2 Open Positions)

How to nominate yourself or others as Project Technical Lead

Only OpenStack community members who have code in the respective OpenStack subproject are eligible to be elected as that subproject’s Project Team Lead. Please nominate someone from the developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Spring2012-Nominees under the Nominees heading.  Please provide the name and email address of the nominee. The election committee will then confirm with the nominee that they are willing to run for the position.The list of Approved Candidates will be announced with a new blog post on openstack.org/blog when online voting opens (Feb 28).

How to nominate yourself or others as member of the Project Policy Board

Any registered member of the OpenStack Launchpad group is eligible to run or be nominated for a position on the Project Policy Board. If you want to vote and/or run for a seat you need to register on Launchpad and add yourself to the public OpenStack group on https://launchpad.net/~openstack. Please nominate someone from the community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Spring2012-Nominees under the Nominees heading. Please give the name and email address of the nominee. The election committee will then confirm with the nominee that they are willing to run for the position. The list of Approved Candidates will be announced with a new blog post on openstack.org/blog right before the election starts.

How to register to vote for PTL

Only OpenStack community members who have code in the respective OpenStack subproject are eligible to vote for that subproject’s Project Team Lead.  The authoritative list of eligible voters and nominees is the Authors file in each repository. For example, the list of Nova authors is https://github.com/openstack/nova/blob/master/Authors.
Make sure your name and correct email address is there or you won’t be able to vote.

How to register to vote for Project Policy Board

Any registered member of the OpenStack Launchpad group is eligible to vote for the Project Policy Board. If you want to vote you need to register to Launchpad and add yourself to the public OpenStack group on https://launchpad.net/~openstack before registering as a voter using the form at http://ppbelectionsregistration.openstack.org/. Company affiliation is only collected as an interesting statistic; it has no effect on the outcome of the election.

Voting process

Like previous OpenStack Governance Elections, we will use the Condorcet Internet Voting Service from Cornell University, 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.

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. Voter anonymity is guaranteed. The result’s ranking will be evaluated using Schulze (also known as Beatpath or CSSD) completion rule.

Thanks for participating in this essential process. Please remind your friends and colleagues to get involved, register and vote!

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OpenStack Governance Elections Fall 2011 – Results

September 5th, 2011 — 11:26am

The polls  for OpenStack Governance Elections closed. Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating in this election.

PROJECT POLICY BOARD (3 positions + 1 to replace resigning member)

Winners:

  1. Ewan Mellor
  2. Paul Voccio
  3. Monty Taylor
  4. Josh Kearney

Details of the poll results are visible.

The Project Technical Leads have not changed.

NOVA Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner: Vishvananda Ishaya

SWIFT Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner: John Dickinson

GLANCE Project Technical Lead (1 position)

Winner: Jay Pipes

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OpenStack Governance Elections – Voting started

August 25th, 2011 — 4:21pm

Today at 12:00pm CDT the election process for the OpenStack has started.  The approved candidates for the Project Policy Board are:

  • Joe Heck
  • Soren Hansen
  • Rick Clark
  • Jason Cannavale
  • Christopher MacGown
  • Paul Voccio
  • Joe Arnold
  • Blake Yeager
  • Ewan Mellor
  • Brian Lamar
  • Monty Taylor
  • Josh Kearney
  • Chuck Thier
  • Rob Hirschfeld

The poll is currently running to elect the three new members and the replacement for Eric Day. If you are eligible to vote and have requested to be added to the official list of voters you should have received an email with instructions to cast your vote for the Project Policy Board (PPB). Poll will close on September 4th, 12pm CDT.

For the Team Lead positions in Nova, Swift and Glance projects no poll was necessary since we had only one candidate for each position. The Team Leads therefore are:

  • NOVA Project Technical Lead:  Vishvananda Ishaya
  • SWIFT Project Technical Lead:  John Dickinson
  • GLANCE Project Technical Lead: Jay Pipes

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OpenStack Governance Elections – Voting Process

August 22nd, 2011 — 9:19am

This Wednesday at Noon CST, the OpenStack Governance Elections Nominations process will close and all approved candidates will be entered into the Election Tool.  Elections will run from August 25 – September 4 at Noon CST.

Elections

The following four separate votes will be conducted during this election cycle:

  • NOVA Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • SWIFT Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • GLANCE Project Team Lead (1 Position)
  • Project Policy Board (3 Open Seats)

In addition, Eric Day has resigned his seat on the PPB with a term ending Spring 2012. To fill his seat for the next 6 months, the 4th place vote getter in the Project Policy Board election will replace Eric and complete his term. This process change simplifies having to run a special election for his seat. Please contact me if you have any questions on this process for replacing Eric on the board.

Voter Eligibility

Each election has a separate policy for who can vote in the election. A complete review of this process can be found at http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/08/openstack-governance-elections-coming-soon/. To be eligible to vote, please ensure that you meet these requirements by Noon CST on Wednesday August 25th.

Candidates

The current list of nominees is available at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees.  If you are interested in being a nominee, please add yourself by Wednesday August 25th by Noon CST at which time nominations will close.

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OpenStack Governance Elections – Nomination Process

August 9th, 2011 — 3:55pm

The OpenStack Governance Elections Nominations are open from August 10, 2011 through August 24, 2011 at Noon CST. The process will follow the same format as last time with Etherpads as well as the opportunity for approved nominees to highlight information on themselves. If you have any questions on the process or eligibility, please contact me.

NOVA PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/nova/trunk/view/head:/Authors by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the NOVA developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

SWIFT PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~hudson-openstack/swift/trunk/view/head:/AUTHORS by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the SWIFT developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

GLANCE PROJECT TEAM LEAD (1 Position) Nominee Process

All developers listed on https://github.com/openstack/glance/blob/master/Authors by the 24th of August are eligible to run for this position. Please nominate someone from the GLANCE developer community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

PROJECT POLICY BOARD (3 Positions) Nominee Process

All registered members of the OpenStack Launchpad system (https://launchpad.net/~openstack) who are listed by the 24th of August are eligible to run for these 3 positions. Please nominate someone from the OpenStack community or yourself at http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees under the Nominees heading. I will then confirm with the contact if they are willing to run for the position at which time I will move them to Approved Candidates or remove them from the list. Please give the name and email of the contact when nominating.

CANDIDATES

I will work with all approved candidates to add a link from the main page, http://etherpad.openstack.org/Fall2011-Nominees, to their custom profile. This will allow voters to learn more about the various candidates running for the open positions.

Once again, if you have any questions on this process or eligibility, please contact me for answers.

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OpenStack Governance Discussion from Conference

April 27th, 2011 — 11:44am

The OpenStack community held an open discussion on the existing and future governance policy of the community. I taped the meeting with my FLIP camera so apologies for the so-so video; however the audio sounded fine when I ran through the tape.

OpenStack Conference: Governance Discussion from OpenStack on Vimeo.

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