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

Liz Rice

The maintainer seat is new, and that person will be representing the (incubating & grad) projects on the TOC. My recollection of the GB discussion on this is that requiring endorsement from maintainers of other projects was intended to help ensure that nominees can work with folks from across projects. So that's why it only applies to the maintainer seat. 

Liz Rice
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On 14 Dec 2019, 01:42 +1100, Chris Short via Lists.Cncf.Io <>, wrote:
I'm not sure what's up or down after going through this today. Can someone capture all this in an easier to follow manner? I'd normally volunteer but, I'm behind on everything as it is.

Chris Short

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM Matt Farina <matt@...> wrote:
If I remember correctly (as I don't have a reference to point to), Joe is right that the GB and end user community do not need endorsements.

Do we know of a reason the maintainers need endorsements from other maintainers but the GB and end user community do not have a similar step? I am curious as to the thought behind this.

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, at 8:10 AM, Joe Beda via Lists.Cncf.Io wrote:
The explanation so far on this email is confusing to me also.  

One clarification on the summary Matt put together: my understanding is that the endorsements from other project maintainers is only for that seat. The other seats (GB selected, end user community) do not appear to require the same endorsements.


From: cncf-toc@... <cncf-toc@...> on behalf of alexis richardson <alexis@...>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 3:04:48 AM
To: Amye Scavarda <amye@...>
Cc: davanum@... <davanum@...>; Alexis Richardson via cncf-toc <cncf-toc@...>
Subject: Re: [cncf-toc] [TOC] Nominations Open through 12pm PT, December 20th, 2019
Thanks so much.

With all these clarifications would someone be willing to write down a Guide that lays out the steps as simply as possible?  On one page, in a numbered sequence would be ideal.  Then we can solicit interest from the wider TOC community as well as inside baseball folks. 


On Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 04:03 Amye Scavarda Perrin, <amye@...> wrote:
The qualification process is the same for all of the TOC nominees. 

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 6:32 PM Davanum Srinivas <davanum@...> wrote:

Another one that i saw in the charter was the section that says - "Qualification: After the Evaluation Period, the Governing Board and the TOC members shall vote on each nominee individually to validate that the nominee meets the qualification criteria. A valid vote shall require at least 50% participation. Nominees passing with over 50% shall be Qualified Nominees."

Is this true for all the 3 groups? Will this be enforced for the "Graduating + Incubating Maintainers" group too? 

It's getting way too complicated for my brain!

-- Dims

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 7:54 PM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 12:51 AM Amye Scavarda Perrin
<amye@...> wrote:
> There is an #elections channel on the CNCF slack for questions, I am also going to reserve time on Tuesday's TOC meeting for questions.
> Happy to talk this through so that it makes sense.

it's too complicated, sorry

please can we avoid all processes that require in-person explanation,
or in-slack, since these repel applicants

> -amye
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 4:43 PM Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
>> amye,
>> 100% respectfully to you and to all those who drafted the language
>> below: i have no idea what those words mean.  sorry.
>> a
>> 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.
>> >>
>> >> Timeline:
>> >> 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
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Amye Scavarda Perrin | Program Manager, CNCF | amye@...
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Amye Scavarda Perrin | Program Manager, CNCF | amye@...
>> >


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