OpenStack Election



Events

Start Date

End Date

Status

TC Nominations

Feb 14, 2024 23:45 UTC

Feb 28, 2024 23:45 UTC

PTL Nominations

Feb 14, 2024 23:45 UTC

Feb 28, 2024 23:45 UTC

TC Campaigning

Feb 28, 2024 23:45 UTC

Mar 06, 2024 23:45 UTC

TC Election

Mar 06, 2024 23:45 UTC

Mar 20, 2024 23:45 UTC

PTL Election

Mar 06, 2024 23:45 UTC

Mar 20, 2024 23:45 UTC

See Election system, PTL details and TC details.

2024.2 TC Candidates

2024.2 PTL Candidates

Previous elections

Election Officials

Officials in OpenStack technical elections are delegates of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and follow a mostly automated Election Process assisted by continuous integration jobs. The TC is always looking for volunteers interested in officiating future elections, so reach out to them if you would like to help.

Our current election officials are:

  • Ian Y. Choi (ianychoi), ianyrchoi at gmail dot com

  • Tony Breeds (tonyb), tony at bake your noodle dot com

For any questions, please contact officials by mail or over irc at #openstack-dev OFTC 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 contributors to one of the official project teams repositories over the 2023.2-2024.1 timeframe (Mar 03, 2023 00:00 UTC to Feb 28, 2024 00:00 UTC) or have been conferred contributor status by the TC

The electorate is requested to confirm their email address in gerrit, review.opendev.org > Settings > Contact Information > Preferred Email, prior to Feb 28, 2024 00:00 UTC so that the emailed ballots are mailed to the correct email address.

As the CIVS elections are private you will need to allow this email address to receive emails from CIVS. You can do this at: https://civs1.civs.us/cgi-bin/opt_in.pl

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: https://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 https://opendev.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://opendev.org/openstack/governance/src/tag/to-be-released/reference/projects.yaml.

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 2023.2-2024.1 timeframe (Mar 03, 2023 00:00 UTC to Feb 28, 2024 00:00 UTC).

Technical Committee’s election

Elected Positions

Under the rules of the TC charter, we need to renew 5 TC seats for this election. Seats are valid for one-year terms.

  • Technical Committee member - 5 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 2023.2-2024.1 timeframe (Mar 03, 2023 00:00 UTC to Feb 28, 2024 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.