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PTL Elections September 2015

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PTL Elections April 2015


  • Tony Breed (tonyb) tony at bakeyournoodle dot com
  • Tristan Cacqueray (tristanC) tdecacqu at redhat dot com

Election System

Elections will be held using CIVS and a Condorcet algorithm (Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD variant). Any tie will be broken using Governance/TieBreaking.


  • September 11 - September 17, 05:59 UTC: Open candidacy for PTL positions
  • September 18 - September 24: PTL elections

Elected Positions

Every official project team must elect a PTL. PTLs are elected for 6 months. Reference: http://governance.openstack.org/reference/projects/index.html


Except otherwise-noted in the project team description, the electorate for a given PTL election are the Foundation individual members that are also committers for one of the team's repositories over the Kilo-Liberty timeframe (September 18, 2014 06:00 UTC to September 18, 2015 05:59 UTC).

The electorate is requested to confirm their email address in gerrit, review.openstack.org > Settings > Contact Information > Preferred Email, prior to September 18, 2015 so that the emailed ballots are mailed to the correct email address.

There is a resolution to the governance repo that all of the electorate is expected to follow: http://governance.openstack.org/resolutions/20140711-election-activities.html


Any member of an election electorate can propose their candidacy for the same election until April 9, 05:59 UTC. Nominees propose their candidacy by submitting a text file to the openstack/election repository. The file must be placed in candidates/<cycle>/<project_name>/<candidate_name>.txt. The candidacy is then confirmed by elections officials through gerrit vote. See bellow for a step by step documentation.

How to submit your candidacy

If you are not already familiar with OpenStack development workflow, see this more detailed documentation: http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html

Candidacies now need to be submitted as a text file to the openstack/election repository. Here are the required steps:

  • Clone the election repository: git clone git://git.openstack.org/openstack/election
  • Write your candidacy to: cd election; candidates/mitaka/<project_name>/<your_name>.txt
  • Commit your candidacy: git add candidates/mitaka/*/*.txt; git commit -m "Adding <your_name> candidacy for <project_name>"
  • Submit your candidacy: git review

Once it's submitted to gerrit, verification and approval is being done by elections officials. Then the approved candidate list below is updated.

Confirmed Candidates