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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: Discuss changing the project bylaws for the PMC Chair voting process
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:55:39 GMT
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:36:36PM -0500, David Nalley wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Chip Childers
> > I'd also point out, as one of our mentors did in the private list
> > discussion, that the chair role is largely an administrative one.
> >
> > And while we're at it, the private discussion brought up the idea of
> > re-introducing a rotation (or at least a "term"), which would allow
> > for a regular opportunity to recommend a change to the board.  I'm not
> > sure that it's required, given the nature of the job...  but does anyone
> > have an opinion?
> >
> > -chip
> I'm personally 'meh' on this.
> As you noted the role is largely an administrative role than fearful
> power and authority; and I am inclined to have a person, particularly
> if they are bearing the job well, to continue with it until such time
> as they no longer wish to bear it.
> I do understand the point that 'regular' rotation can provide the
> perception of the project not being 'controlled' by a single entity.
> From inside the project, I don't see that, but perhaps outside the
> project that is an important consideration.
> --David

David - your opinion was shifted during discussions on the private list.
Care to share an update?

For the record - I'm for adding a term, where the option of switching
the chair (which is largely an administrative role anyway) is regularly
discussed.  I'd propose annually.


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