As my first year on the OpenStack Technical Committee draws to a close, I'm standing for reelection to a second term. I hold consistent, strong views in favor of free software and open/transparent community process, and vote my conscience on any matters brought before the TC. I have experience as a user, an operator and a developer, and do my best to accurately represent concerns from all these perspectives. I feel honored to have participated in the drafting of a TC vision, the decision to encourage more strategic investment from contributors through creation of a community-wide "help wanted" list, restructuring the TC meeting/discussion model to improve accessibility across time zones and cultures, and closer collaboration with the User Committee and adjacent communities through the emergence of role-neutral Special Interest Groups.
My personal vision for OpenStack is that of a vibrant and diverse community packed with part-time and volunteer user-contributors working in harmony (but also occasional creative cacophony) toward well-defined common goals, and I intend to continue my efforts to achieve this regardless of whatever elected positions I may hold. In the past year I led the work to eliminate what I saw as a major source of pain and confusion for new contributor on-boarding: the technical requirement to join the OpenStack Foundation in order to be able to submit patches to official projects. Following in that theme, my primary goal for the coming year is to finally put an end to Contributor License Agreement enforcement for patch submissions (our long-awaited switch to Developer Certificate of Origin "Signed-off-by" footers in commit messages). Besides serving on the TC, I've been a core reviewer and root sysadmin on OpenStack's community-maintained project infrastructure for five years. I served the past two years as the Infrastructure Project Team Lead but recently stepped down so as to free up additional time to focus on broader community-wide governance. I've also been doing vulnerability management in OpenStack for over four years, regularly help with elections, chaired conference tracks several times, and given talks to other communities on a variety of OpenStack-related topics. I'm in regular attendance at two of the three weekly TC office hours, but am also happy to entertain concerns from anyone (publicly or in private) at any time; I love hearing from members of our community and attempting to find answers for you. -- Jeremy Stanley
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