On 10/06/2014 08:58 PM, Anita Kuno wrote:
> On 10/06/2014 12:38 PM, Anita Kuno wrote:
>> On 10/03/2014 12:16 PM, Flavio Percoco wrote:
>>> On 10/03/2014 05:38 PM, Tristan Cacqueray wrote:
>>>> Candidate proposals for the Technical Committee positions (6 positions)
>>>> are now open and will remain open until 05:59 UTC October 10, 2014.
>>>> Candidates for the Technical Committee Positions: Any Foundation
>>>> individual member can propose their candidacy for an available,
>>>> directly-elected TC seat. [0] (except the seven TC members who were
>>>> elected for a one-year seat last April: Thierry Carrez, Jay Pipes,
>>>> Vishvananda Ishaya, Michael Still, Jim Blair, Mark McClain, Devananda
>>>> van der Veen) [1]
>>>> Propose your candidacy by sending an email to the openstack-dev at
>>>> lists.openstack.org mailing-list, with the subject: "TC candidacy".
>>>> Please start your own thread so we have one thread per candidate. Since
>>>> there will be many people voting for folks with whom they might not have
>>>> worked, including a platform or statement to help voters make an
>>>> informed choice is recommended, though not required.
>>>> NEW: In order to help the electorate learn more about the candidates we
>>>> have posted a template of questions to which all candidates are
>>>> requested to respond. [2]
>>>> Anita and I will confirm candidates with an email to the candidate
>>>> thread as well as create a link to the confirmed candidate's proposal
>>>> email on the wikipage for this election. [1]
>>>> The election will be held from October 10 through to 13:00 UTC October
>>>> 17, 2014. The electorate are the Foundation individual members that are
>>>> also committers for one of the official programs projects [3] over the
>>>> Icehouse-Juno timeframe (September 26, 2013 06:00 UTC to September 26,
>>>> 2014 05:59 UTC), as well as the extra-ATCs who are acknowledged by the
>>>> TC. [4]
>>>> Please see the wikipage for additional details about this election. [1]
>>>> If you have any questions please be sure to either voice them on the
>>>> mailing list or email Anita or myself [5] or contact Anita or myself on 
>>>> IRC.
>>>> Thank you, and I look forward to reading your candidate proposals,
>>>> Tristan
>>>> [0] 
>>>> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/TechnicalCommittee
>>>> [1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TC_Elections_October_2014
>>>> [2]
>>>> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TC_Elections_October_2014#TC_Election_Questions
>>>> [3]
>>>> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/programs.yaml?id=sept-2014-elections
>>>> Note the tag for this repo, sept-2014-elections.
>>>> [4]
>>>> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/extra-atcs?id=sept-2014-elections
>>>> [5] Anita: anteaya at anteaya dot info
>>>>      Tristan: tristan dot cacqueray at enovance dot com
>>> Greetings,
>>> I'd like to take this chance to gently ask, but it's obviously not a
>>> requirement, to all candidates to share what their opinion with regards
>>> to the new governance discussion is in their candidacy.
>>> As a voter, I'm interested to know how the new candidates see our
>>> governance model in the next 6 months and what changes, related to the
>>> "big tent" discussion, they consider most important.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Flavio
>> Hi Flavio:
>> I had purposely not mentioned the organizational changes in the
>> templated questions (which are brand new this time, so these are the
>> guinea pig candidates).
>> One of the things people are looking for is leaders. At campaign time
>> folks with strong stances prevail. However it is the ability to listen
>> and consider the opinions of others, especially when disagreement
>> arises, that makes our TC as strong as it has been and hopefully will be
>> in future.
>> Everyone is enjoying the drama of the changes and yes they are dramatic,
>> but equally if not more important is the work that will have to take
>> place using listening and consideration skills in order to turn
>> decisions into outcomes.
>> Listening is an incredibly important leadership skill but doesn't get
>> much air time during campaigns. If you look at really effective leaders
>> though they are listeners, every one. Listeners also rarely state that
>> is what they are doing, since they are busy listening.
>> Any candidate is welcome to say anything they wish in their candidate
>> statement. I appreciate that you are interested in their opinions about
>> the new governance model, Flavio, and I appreciate you speaking up about
>> it. But regardless of what decisions are made, what structure is decided
>> upon and what that structure and its parts are called, we need people
>> with the ability to listen, consider, and work very hard to put any of
>> these decisions in place in order for them to succeed.
>> We have a problem of incredible growth in OpenStack. Our growth is a
>> manifestation of all we are doing correctly. I hope that the questions
>> asked in the templates bring out the qualities I know each candidate is
>> capable of, that ensure we have a group of leaders with the skills
>> necessary to make agreements and produce results, regardless of the
>> shape and colour of those agreements and results.
>> Thank you,
>> Anita.
> I will also say that it appears that the new questions are demanding
> enough as it is. On the first Monday of TC nominations last round we had
> 5 candidate announcements, so far we have zero candidate announcements.
> I hope that the request for information in a way that can be more easily
> parsed by the electorate has not discouraged potential candidates from
> running. I would be disappointed if the new format decreased the size of
> the field of potential candidates.
> Thank you,
> Anita.

Hi Anita,

I totally agree with you that this community needs leaders that know how
to listen and that's precisely one of the reasons I asked for a bit of
clarification on what their thoughts and opinions are. There have been
quite some discussions on the "layers" topic and there's enough
information that will demonstrate (or not) the ability to candidates for
listening to the community's feedback. In addition to this, I think the
governance model has a huge impact on our community and the way it'll
handle growth in the next 6 months. This governance model can make
contributions easier or harder.

As I mentioned, my request is, obviously, completely optional and
candidates should feel free to ignore it.


Flavio Percoco

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