Thanks Jeremy! i know it took a lot of background work/effort by the team to get here.
-- Dims On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fu...@yuggoth.org> wrote: > Due to improvements in the OpenStack Foundation member directory and > our technical election tooling, it is no longer necessary to join > the foundation as an individual member just to be able to submit > changes through Gerrit for official repositories. You do, however, > still eventually need to join if you want to be able to participate > in technical elections (as a candidate or a voter). > > The Account Setup section of the Developer's Guide has been > updated to reflect the new simpler process, and a separate > (optional) Eligibility to Vote in Elections section has been > added. This process change significantly simplifies the onboarding > process for new code contributors by removing a very error-prone > and, for many, eyebrow-raising hurdle. > > A little background: the Bylaws of the OpenStack Foundation Appendix > 4 Technical Committee Member Policy (section 3b) limits voter > rolls for technical elections to Foundation Individual Members. It > was never strictly required by policy to join the foundation if you > only wanted to contribute code and had no interest in voting, which > is not an entirely uncommon case for new contributors. Due to > previous technical limitations in our systems we still forced new > contributors to join, because that was the easiest way at the time > to be relatively certain who was qualified to participate in > technical elections. Now that we have a mechanism for verifying > membership on demand when validating nominations and generating > voter rolls, we have made the step of joining the foundation > optional (though still very much recommended once you reach the > point as a contributor where you want to participate in community > governance processes). > >  https://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html#account-setup >  > https://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html#eligibility-to-vote-in-elections >  https://www.openstack.org/legal/technical-committee-member-policy/ > -- > Jeremy Stanley > > __________________________________________________________________________ > OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) > Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > -- Davanum Srinivas :: https://twitter.com/dims __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev