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Technical Committee elections coming up
The OpenStack "Technical Committee" (TC) is the evolution of the
"Project Policy Board" (PPB) under the new, Foundation-driven
governance. It is defined by the Foundation bylaws and further
specified in the Technical Committee charter.
The main difference with the PPB is that there are no more appointed
members. The 8 recently-elected PTLs will get a reserved seat, and the
last 5 seats are directly elected. Two of those five were elected for
one year last Spring and will be carried over from the PPB to the TC.
That leaves us with 3 seats to elect this time around. Those will be
elected for a one-year term on the TC.
Being a representation of the technical contributors in the project, the
TC is elected by the Active Technical Contributors ("ATCs"), i.e. anyone
who committed a change to one of the official OpenStack projects
(which the TC oversees) in the year before August 29, 23:59 PST. This
includes doc and infrastructure projects.
The Foundation bylaws also mandate that ATCs are individual members of
the Foundation. That means that *in order to vote* (or propose your
candidacy to the committee), you additionally have to *join the
Foundation* if you haven't done so yet. The email you specify there will
be the one used in the election process. The cut-off date for joining
the Foundation to be able to participate to this election is set to the
end of day (23:59 PST), Thursday September 13. You can do so at:
Then the timeline is as follows:
Starting September 14, ending September 19, 23:59 PST: declaration of
candidates. Remember that candidates must be an ATC (and a Foundation
Starting September 21, ending September 27, 23:59 PST: Election
More details on the process at:
Thierry Carrez (ttx)