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Re: User Committee appointee


Added markmc and john-griffith as they recently joined the PPB/TC.
(Note: We'll refactor this list as soon as the elections are completed
but it will do until then)

Jonathan Bryce wrote:
> Last Friday, the Foundation Board of Directors appointed Tim Bell as a member of the User Committee. According to the Bylaws, the Technical Committee also needs to appoint someone to the User Committee. Those two initial appointees will then be able to bootstrap the User Committee and grow it further.

Should we wait for the result of the ongoing elections, or is the
current PPB enough of the "Technical Committee" to be able to appoint
someone as far as the bylaws are concerned ?

> Would you all like to meet briefly tomorrow during our regular time to discuss this and appoint someone? Alternately, we could handle it over email.

Email is OK. At this point it's mostly about brainstorming options, and
I'm pretty sure we can reach consensus over email.

> I would like to start by nominating Ryan Lane from Wikimedia. I think Ryan has done a great job of evangelizing OpenStack and also being a good voice for users among the technical community.
> Anyone else is welcome to nominate alternatives.

IMHO our ideal appointed member would be someone that is a user of
OpenStack but also knows our development processes and has directly
contributed to the project at some point. That way, while still being a
"user", he can efficiently bring a perspective on what the developers
can and cannot do.

Ryan is definitely a very good option here. An alternative could be
someone from Rackspace/HP Ops side that would also be involved a bit in
development, but I don't know them well enough to pick.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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