Re: FYI: TOC Election (Jan 2019)

Chris Aniszczyk

Totally agree that it's a bit confusing at first, but on the nomination point:

"Each individual (entity or member) eligible to nominate a TOC member may nominate" refers to the previous clause which says "The TOC shall be composed of nine (9) TOC members: six (6) elected by the Governing Board, one (1) selected by the End User TAB and two (2) elected by the initial seven TOC members."

So, for the election of the 6 GB-appointed TOC members, each person on the GB may nominate up to two people, with at most one from their company, and then vote.

For the election for the end user-appointed TOC member, each company in the end user community can nominate and vote.

And then when the TOC has an election to reappoint or replace Quinton in March, the 7 non-TOC-appointed members of the TOC (meaning everyone but Quinton and Brian) will do the nominating and voting. We updated to state whether they were GB-appointed, TOC-appointed, or end user-appointed:

Hope this helps.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 5:37 PM Bryan Cantrill <bryan@...> wrote:


I'm a little confused about the nomination process. In particular, I can't see where in the charter it describes who many nominate candidates for the TOC. In section 6(e)(ii) it says:

Each individual (entity or member) eligible to nominate a TOC member may nominate up to two (2) technical representatives, (from vendors, end users or any other fields), at most one of which may be from their respective company. The nominee(s) must agree to participate prior to being added to the nomination list.

But I cannot see where in the doc it is actually defines who is eligible to nominate a TOC member.  (Our implementation is that it is voting members of the governing board who are permitted to nominate, but why wouldn't the charter say that if that's the intent?)  I am trying to recall our chartering discussions, and I seem to recall that one of the advantages of any level of membership was that a member could nominate for the TOC; is that incorrect?  If so, would you mind pointing me to the document that defines the nomination process?

Somewhat similarly: I think it will also be helpful to get clarity about the origins of each member, to clearly delineate the 6 GB-determined members from the 2 TOC-determined members from the 1 end user-determined member.  Which is really a polite way of me saying that between the initial TOC conditions, the resignations, etc., I have lost track of who's who. ;)

          - Bryan

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 2:32 PM Chris Aniszczyk <caniszczyk@...> wrote:
TOC nominations are starting TODAY for the 6 TOC slots that open up in Jan 2019 that are selected by GB members (they can propose UP TO TWO NOMINEES as part of the GB, where you can only nominate up to one candidate from your organization, the other candidate has to be outside your organization):

The seats that open up are:

Jonathan Boulle (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)
Bryan Cantrill (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)
Camille Fournier (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)
Benjamin Hindman (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)
Ken Owens (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)
Alexis Richardson (term: 3 years - start date: 1/29/2016)

Here's the timeline for the election, we are giving ample time due to the holidays:

Oct 26th: Nominations Open (TODAY)
Nov 26th: Nominations Close
Nov 27th: Qualification Period Opens
Dec 14th: Qualification Period Closes (end of KubeCon Seattle)
Dec 17th: Election Opens
Jan 22nd: Election Closes
Jan 29th: Election Results Posted!

In summary, these nominations are for the 6 slots nominated by the CNCF Governing Board (GB) members. You have to be a CNCF GB member in order to nominate someone. Each CNCF GB member CAN NOMINATION ONLY TWO PEOPLE MAXIMUM, where only one of them can come from your company (the other candidate can come from anywhere). See CNCF Charter Section 6(e) for full election process details:

We will also discuss this at the next TOC meeting on Nov 6th regarding the process if the community has any questions.


Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) | +1-512-961-6719

Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) | +1-512-961-6719

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