Per the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee charter, we bootstrapped project governance with two of the creators of OpenCensus and OpenTracing and a fifth member with lots of experience in OSS project governance (Sarah Novotny). Now that the project has a full steam ahead, it’s time to kick off the formal election process for the remaining four seats on the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee. This is a great opportunity to help the project’s governance properly represent the interests of the contributors and end-users, and so we are all enthusiastic about this election.
The goals and responsibilities of the governance committee are described in the charter document. This document also explains how the transition from seed committee to fully elected membership will happen. The first elections that will fill the remaining 4 seats on the committee will be held October 21st-23rd.
If you want to have a say in project direction, work on making OpenTelemetry community inclusive and vibrant, or have other ideas about how to properly position the project in the overall cloud-native ecosystem, being a governance committee member may be a good fit for you!
We highly encourage everyone to participate in voting. With your votes you can tell which candidate you believe will drive community in the right direction. All active github contributors will receive a voting link. If you participate through non-code contributions, make sure to register for voting.
See the election schedule and procedures document for more information.