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Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Technical Committee: reserved seats for PTLs (or not)


Doug Hellmann wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc@xxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:markmc@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     I completely buy your argument that all seats should be elected. And I
>     also expect that most PTLs would be elected.
>     Put it this way - with the "all seats are elected" model, a voting
>     contributor gets to weigh up the likely contribution to the committee of
>     a given PTL versus other non-PTL candidates. I think that's healthy.
> +1
> I originally thought, "The PTLs are already elected, why vote again?"
> but your arguments about the TC size as we add more projects convinced
> me it will be better to use a separate selection process. Some PTLs may
> not want to serve on the TC anyway, since it needs to have a more
> "holistic" view of OpenStack vs. the focus of managing a specific project. 

I also think that PTLs and other respected leaders of this community can
affect a TC decision without necessarily formally voting at the end of
the discussion. They have a lot of influence, and they can use it by
giving their strong position on a subject -- the meetings are open to
all and I expect PTLs to show up when something that directly affects
them is discussed. Whether their influence also counts as a formal vote
in the final TC tally is a bit of a separate question... which I'd
rather let the foundation technical members decide.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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