OpenStack Election



Events Start Date End Date Status
PTL Nominations Jul 24, 2018 23:45 UTC Jul 31, 2018 23:45 UTC  
PTL Election Jul 31, 2018 23:45 UTC Aug 07, 2018 23:45 UTC  

See Election system, PTL details and TC details.

Election Officials

  • Kendall Nelson (diablo_rojo), knelson at openstack dot org
  • Emmet Hikory (persia), persia at shipstone dot jp
  • Jeremy Stanley (fungi), fungi at yuggoth dot org

For any questions, please contact officials by mail or over irc at #openstack-dev Freenode channel.

Election System

Elections will be held using CIVS and a Condorcet algorithm (Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD variant). Any tie will be broken using Governance_TieBreaking.

Electorate

The electorate for this election are the Foundation individual members that are also committers for one of the official project teams repositories over the Queens-Rocky timeframe (Feb 05, 2018 00:00 UTC to Jul 24, 2018 00:00 UTC).

The electorate is requested to confirm their email address in gerrit, review.openstack.org > Settings > Contact Information > Preferred Email, prior to Jul 24, 2018 00:00 UTC so that the emailed ballots are mailed to the correct email address.

The electorate is expected to abide by the following general resolution: https://governance.openstack.org/resolutions/20140711-election-activities.html.

Candidates

Any member of an election electorate can propose their candidacy for the same election. Nominees propose their candidacy by submitting a text file to the openstack/election repository. See documentation below.

How to submit a candidacy

Each candidate must nominate themselves for each elected position, and are encouraged to submit their own candidacy to gerrit, although where appropriate, others may submit a candidacy for those who have already self-nominated by other means.

If you are not already familiar with OpenStack development workflow, see this more detailed documentation: http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html

Candidacies now need to be submitted as a text file to the openstack/election repository. Here are the required steps:

  • Clone the election repository: git clone git://git.openstack.org/openstack/election ; cd election
  • Create a new file candidates/<cycle>/<project_name>/<email_address> containing the candidate statement.
  • Commit the candidacy: git add candidates/<cycle>//; git commit -m “Adding <your_name> candidacy for <project_name>”
  • Submit your candidacy: git review

For example Dana Developer (ddev on IRC) would compose a platform in a file named “candidates/newton/Nova/dana@inconnu.org” to submit a Newton Nova PTL candidacy. The election webpage will display the candidacy as “Dana Developer (ddev)” based on the IRC nick stored in Dana’s foundation member profile.

After the candidacy is submitted to gerrit, verification and approval will be performed by elections officials, followed by an update to the approved candidate list.

Project Team Leads’ election

Elected Positions

Every official project team must elect a PTL. PTLs are elected for 6 months. Reference: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/projects.yaml?id=aug-2018-elections.

Electorate

Except otherwise-noted in the project team description, the electorate for a given PTL election are the Foundation individual members that are also committers for one of the team’s repositories over the Queens-Rocky timeframe (Feb 05, 2018 00:00 UTC to Jul 24, 2018 00:00 UTC).

Technical Committee’s election

Elected Positions

Under the rules of the TC charter, we need to renew 7 TC seats for this election. Seats are valid for one-year terms.

  • Technical Committee member - 7 positions.

Electorate

The electorate for this election are the Foundation individual members that are also committers for one of the official project teams repositories over the Queens-Rocky timeframe (Feb 05, 2018 00:00 UTC to Jul 24, 2018 00:00 UTC).

Candidates

Any individual member of the foundation can propose their candidacy

Nominees proposes their candidacy by submitting a text file to the openstack/election repository. The file must be placed in candidates/<cycle>/TC/<email_address> The candidacy is then confirmed by elections officials through gerrit. See above How to submit a candidacy documentation.

See also

See the Election Officiating Guidelines page in the wiki for details on the election process.