Announcing the 2021 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee Election

Alolita Sharma
Sep 27 · 2 min read

Hi Everyone! The OpenTelemetry project is excited to announce the 2021 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee (GC) election. Nominations and ratifications are due by October 13, and a list of eligible candidates will be shared on October 15. Voting will take place between October 25–27, and the final election results will be announced October 29.

Vote!

If you are a member of standing in the OpenTelemetry community, we invite you to participate in this election to ensure that the community is well-represented in the Governance Committee. In this election five people must be elected, each with two-year terms.

If you have made contributions to our ecosystem not measured by the automatic process, you can request an exception to participate in the election before 12:01am GMT on Oct 25th. The voter roll with all members of standing and approved exceptions will be published here by Oct 1 and continuously updated.

Voting will be open between 12:01am GMT on Oct 25 and 12:01am GMT on Oct 28 on Helios Voting; voters will need to sign in with their GitHub account.

To learn more about the election process, read about all of the details here.

Interested in joining the Governance Committee?

If you’ve been working on OpenTelemetry and seeing it grow, or are an end-user that wants to help us make OpenTelemetry better, now’s the time to consider running for a seat on the Governance Committee. You can read about the Governance Committee’s role in this blog post or refer to the charter document. You may nominate yourself (or others!) by submitting a Pull Request against the list of candidates by 12:01am GMT on October 13 — more detailed requirements about the nomination and ratification process can be found here.

We would like to thank the GC members who helped bootstrap OpenTelemetry, and invite them to run for re-election if they so choose: Ben Sigelman, Bogdan Drutu, Sarah Novotny, Sergey Kanzhelev, and Yuri Shkuro. After this election, the Governance Committee will comprise 9 members with staggered 2-year terms, all elected by the community.

Questions?

For any election related questions, please file an issue on the community repo and tag @open-telemetry/otel-elections. Or send us Alolita Sharma, Daniel Dyla, Liz Fong-Jones a message on CNCF Slack in #opentelemetry if you have an urgent access issue during voting.

See you at the polls!

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Alolita Sharma

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Software Engineer focused on Open Source, Observability, Search, i18n, NLP. Work at AWS. Board Director at Unicode Consortium. Governance at OpenTelemetry.

OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry makes robust, portable telemetry a built-in feature of cloud-native software, and is the next major version of both OpenTracing and OpenCensus.