OpenStack Election



Events Start Date End Date Status
TC nomination Sep 29, 2017 23:59 UTC Oct 10, 2017 23:45 UTC  
TC Campaigning Oct 11, 2017 23:59 UTC Oct 14, 2017 23:45 UTC  
TC Election Oct 14, 2017 23:59 UTC Oct 20, 2017 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
  • Tony Breeds (tonyb), tony at bakeyournoodle dot com

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 Ocata-Pike timeframe (Sep 16, 2016 23:59 UTC to Aug 30, 2017 23:59 UTC).

The electorate is requested to confirm their email address in gerrit, review.openstack.org > Settings > Contact Information > Preferred Email, prior to Oct 11, 2017 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 your candidacy

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/newton/<project_name>/<irc_name>.txt containing your candidate statement.
  • Commit your candidacy: git add candidates/newton//.txt; git commit -m “Adding <your_name> candidacy for <project_name>”
  • Submit your candidacy: git review

For example if John Doe (jdoe on IRC) wants to become the Newton Nova PTL, he needs to write his candidacy to “candidates/newton/Nova/jdoe.txt”

After it’s submitted to gerrit, verification and approval is being done by elections officials. Then the approved candidate list above is updated.

Project Team Leads’ election

Elected Positions

Every official project teams must elect a PTL. PTLs are elected for 6 months. Reference: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/projects.yaml?id=oct-2017-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 Ocata-Pike timeframe (Sep 16, 2016 23:59 UTC to Aug 30, 2017 23:59 UTC).

Technical Committee’s election

Elected Positions

Under the rules of the TC charter, we need to renew 6 TC seats for this election. Seats are valid for one-year terms.

  • Technical Committee member - 6 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 Ocata-Pike timeframe (Sep 16, 2016 23:59 UTC to Aug 30, 2017 23:59 UTC).

Candidates

Any individual member of the foundation can propose their candidacy (except the last TC members who were elected at the previous election).

Nominees proposes their candidacy by submitting a text file to the openstack/election repository. The file must be placed in candidates/<cycle>/TC/<candidate_irc_name>.txt. The candidacy is then confirmed by elections officials through gerrit vote. 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.