Announcing the 2023 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee Election

The OpenTelemetry project is excited to announce the 2023 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee (GC) election. Nominations are due by end-of-day on 13 October 2023. The list of eligible candidates will be shared on 16 October 2023. Voting will take place between 23 October 2023 and 25 October 2023, and the final election results will be announced 27 October 2023.


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 23:59 UTC on 20 October 2023. The voter roll with all members of standing and approved exceptions will be published by 6 October 2023 and continuously updated until the exception deadline.

Voting will be open between 00:00 UTC on 23 October 2023 00:00 UTC and 25 October 2023 23:59 UTC 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 13 October 2023 23:59 UTC — more detailed requirements about the nomination and ratification process can be found here.

We would like to thank the GC members who have helped grow OpenTelemetry, and invite them to run for re-election if they so choose: Ben Sigelman, Bogdan Drutu, Juraci Paxão Kröhling, Ted Young, and Yuri Shkuro.


For any election related questions, please file an issue on the community repository here and tag @dyladan, @mtwo, and @trask. Or send us 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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