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Re: User Committee appointee


On Tue, 2012-09-11 at 10:28 +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Added markmc and john-griffith as they recently joined the PPB/TC.

Thanks :)

> (Note: We'll refactor this list as soon as the elections are completed
> but it will do until then)

Looking forward to that - it'd be nice if we could allow non-TC members
to subscribe to the list so folks don't have to check the archives to
follow along. Perhaps moderate non-TC members.

> 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 ?

Bylaws aside, I think it probably makes sense. That way the User
Committee is fully part of the new Foundation setup rather than
appointed, in part, by the "old guard".

But that does mean waiting another 2 weeks, which gives whoever we
appoint less time to prepare for the summit.

> > 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.

I think Ryan is a good choice too.

However, I wonder whether we should aim to choose someone from the
Technical Committee itself - i.e. that whoever the TC appoints would
actually be a representative of the TC. Given that Tim Bell is a
Foundation Board member, it probably makes sense.

Look outside the TC if there's no-one on the TC willing to commit to the
role, perhaps?


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