[Starlingx-discuss] Filling in leadership roles that opened up between elections

Ildiko Vancsa ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 09:41:55 UTC 2020


As we have a few people who don’t have the capacity anymore to contribute to the project and are also holding leadership positions we need to think of how to resolve this case and fill in the open positions.

I wanted to bring up the OpenStack project as example to find a viable way forward.

As a practice within project teams in OpenStack there are two ways forward they usually take depending on the circumstances:

1. Delegating the departing PTL's responsibilities to a successor for the rest of the term
2. Call for a special election to find a successor

The departing PTL is encouraged to choose from options #1 or #2. In case the remaining term is short the usual practice is option #1 while when the remaining time is longer they hold an interim election for the project team that elects a new PTL for the remaining term.

When the case remains unresolved by the departing PTL the TC has the responsibility to act where they also choose between options #1 and #2 with taking similar considerations as mentioned above.

I think it would be beneficial to consider adopting a similar process for the StarlingX community as well. In the specific cases we have currently I would suggest holding elections for the affected teams as more than half of the terms are still left till the next PL/TL elections.

I will bring this topic up with the TSC group and would like to get feedback from the community as well.

Thanks and Best Regards,

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