The foundation that manages the open source Cloud project OpenStack is preparing to hold its first board election in late August.
Individual members will be eligible to vote for a third of the 24 places on the board. Half of the remaining 16 elected by Gold members of the foundation and half appointed by Platinum OpenStack Foundation members( Canonical, IBM, Nebula, Red Hat, AT&T, HP, Rackspace and Suse)
On 19 July the OpenStack Foundation opened up individual membership of the organisation, with members allowed to participate in the board elections.
As of 5 August, with one day to go, more than 30 people had received the 10 or more nominations necessary to be an individual member candidate for the board. Tristan Goode, CEO of Cloud services and managed hosting provider Aptira and founder of the local OpenStack Users Group, is the sole Australian nominated for the individual member category
Online voting for board positions will take place 20-24. Late last month Shanley Kane, director of product management at open source database company Basho, withdrew her nomination, alleging that she had come under pressure to do so from one of the OpenStack Foundation’s corporate members.