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

Dean Troyer dtroyer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 15:58:38 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 3:43 AM Ildiko Vancsa <ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 think this is a reasonable approach and like the idea of StarlingX
following that precedent from OpenStack.


Dean Troyer
dtroyer at gmail.com

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