Re: [TOC] Nominations Open through 12pm PT, December 20th, 2019

alexis richardson

yes this helps

can anyone stand?

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 1:02 AM Amye Scavarda Perrin
<amye@...> wrote:

1. If you want to stand, talk to: a) a governing board member, b) a member of the end-user community, or c) a maintainer for a graduated or incubating project. You can also nominate yourself if you are a member of group c.
2. If you want to help, nominations need supporting statements on their experience in CNCF areas. Providing a statement for someone who wants to be on the TOC would be very helpful.

Does this help clarify? I know this is a new process and I'm happy to help update the foundation pages to include this.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 4:52 PM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

this helps a lot! thank you

the explanation is missing two things -
1. if you wish to stand, what should you do in simple steps
2. if you wish to help, what should you do in simple steps

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 12:49 AM Matt Farina <matt@...> wrote:

I have been asking a bunch of questions so far and here's what I've learned...

5 seats are up for election. 3 elected by the GB, 1 elected by the end user community, and 1 elected by the maintainers of the graduated and incubating projects
The maintainers election process is new and comes through a GB process which is what the charter notes. It entails...

The use of the word nominate confused me at first. We often think of nominate as "to propose (someone) for appointment or election to an office." A second definition is "to appoint to a duty or office." which is the one being used here. Definitions from
To get someone on the ballet

A person needs to be proposed and accepted
2 maintainers from two other incubation or graduated projects need to endorse. These two people cannot be from the same project as the person running. 3 total projects represented in this process. I got this from some recent direct conversations. The language confused me.
The 2 endorsements need to be from different companies for each other and the nominee. A total of 3 companies represented.

The election (not covered in that statement) is also complex and new. The voting is setup to give more power to graduated projects and make it so the number of maintainers on any project does not give them more power in the election.

Hope this helps. I'm thankful for Amye and Dan spending time answering my questions on this whole process.

- Matt Farina

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, at 7:37 PM, Amye Scavarda Perrin wrote:

Thanks for reaching out!
There are 5 seats to nominate: 3 from the General Board, 1 from the end user community, 1 from the maintainers group of Graduating + Incubating projects.
We have 9 days to be able to nominate candidates.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

hi folks

please can someone explain, in plain language, what this means

i am unable to make sense of the written materials presented thus far,
which may well be due to my own inadequacy

in particular, what does this mean? "five seats are open for
nomination by the GB, End User Community and Graduating + Incubating
Maintainers. Nominations are open for the three Selecting Groups."

also, whatever the window to dec 20th means, it feels short and
untimely as we hit 'holiday season'.


On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 10:44 PM Amye Scavarda Perrin
<ascavarda@...> wrote:

The Maintainers Election Policy has been updated for Graduating and Incubating maintainers to nominate themselves.

Maintainers Nomination
To nominate themselves for an open position, a graduated or incubating maintainer needs to send an email to the private list cncf-maintainer-nomination@... prior to the announced deadline with a maximum 1-page nomination pitch which includes the nominee's name, contact information, and a supporting statement identifying the nominee's experience in CNCF domains and interest in the position. The nominee needs to cc (i.e., copy) 2 other maintainers from 2 different graduated or incubating CNCF projects who each need to group reply endorsing the nomination. The 2 endorsers also need to be employed by different companies than the nominee and each other (i.e., the nominee and endorsers must each work for a different group of Related Companies as defined in the CNCF Charter section 14). It is the nominee’s responsibility to ensure that their nomination and both endorsements are sent prior to the deadline.
The deadline for this nomination period is 12pm Pacific time, December 20th.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:03 PM Amye Scavarda Perrin <amye@...> wrote:

As part of the updates to the TOC approved by the Governing Board, five seats are open for nomination by the GB, End User Community and Graduating + Incubating Maintainers. Nominations are open for the three Selecting Groups.

We will be publishing the list of qualified nominees at the end of the qualification process.

December 12: Nominations open – 12 PM PT
Dec 20: Nominations close (last day of business before holiday) – 12 PM PT
Jan 6: Qualification period opens
Jan 20: Qualification period closes
Jan 20: Election opens, Voting occurs by a time-limited Condorcet-IRV ranking in CIVS
Feb 1: Election closes
Feb 3: Election results posted

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