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


On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> 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.

That is another good point.