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PTL Elections September 2015

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PTL Elections April 2015


  • Tony Breeds (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://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/projects.yaml?id=sept-2015-elections


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.

The electorate is expected to abide by the following general resolution: http://governance.openstack.org/resolutions/20140711-election-activities.html


Any member of an election electorate can propose their candidacy for the same election until September 17, 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 documentation below.

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 ; cd election
  • Create a new file candidates/mitaka/<project_name>/<firstname_surname>.txt containing your candidate statement.
  • Commit your candidacy: git add candidates/mitaka/*/*.txt; git commit -m "Adding <your_name> candidacy for <project_name>"
  • Submit your candidacy: git review
  • For example if John Doe wants to become the next Nova PTL, he needs to write his candidacy to "candidates/mitaka/Nova/John Doe.txt"

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

Confirmed Candidates