OpenStack Governance Elections: Technical Committee

Now that we have elected the Project Technical Leads for the next release, the OpenStack community is called to elect the last 3 members of the OpenStack Technical Committee. Per section 4.1(b) of the OpenStack Foundation bylaws, the Technical Committee (“TC”) is a technical meritocracy managing all the technical matters relating to OpenStack. It replaces the “Project Policy Board” from the old governance.

Anyone who would like to be a candidate for this election may now submit their names!

Valid candidates, like voters, must be an Active Technical Contributor, which means:

  1. they have contributed at least one change to one of the official OpenStack projects[3] (over which the TC has final authority) in the year preceding 23:59 PST, August 29, 2012; and
  2. they are an individual member of the Foundation by 23:59 PST, September 13, 2012.

The 10 already-elected members (recently-elected PTLs and PPB members that were elected to a one-year seat last Spring) cannot run.

To submit your name for the ballot, please send an email to the [email protected] mailing list with the following information included:

Subject: TC candidacy
Body: Ideally, a description of your platform, your technical/leadership credentials, experience, etc. — in short, anything that will be useful
for voters to assess your qualifications as a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee.

Your candidacy will then be validated, on the same thread, by one of the election officials (Stefano Maffulli, Duncan McGreggor, Thierry Carrez).

The deadline to submit your candidacy is 23:59 PDT, September 19. The election will then run from September 21 to September 27.

There is more information on the election process, including how we’ll break any tie on the wiki. Let us know if there’s anything more we can do to make this process as transparent as possible!


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