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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Signing contracts?
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:54:04 GMT
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 3:39 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> ...
>> > Let me just point out that the reason that you are a VP is *exactly* to
>> be
>> > signing for the ASF.
>> >
>> > Every time you as a PMC chair sign off on a release, you are signing for
>> > the entire ASF.
>> >
>> > It is a *big* deal.
>>
>> Huh?
>>
>> I thought the PMC was collectively responsible for voting on a release.
>> As I understood it, the chair has a simple binding vote like all the
>> rest of the PMC.
>>
>> I have never known a chair to perform a special sign-off on a release.
>>
>
> I don't think that a special sign-off is required, but the authority of the
> chair is required.

FWIW: this contradicts my understanding of the "Apache Way" governance
model as well. The only way I can interpret it is that from a ASF corporate
perspective a chair may have additional liabilities being a recognized
officer of the corporation. Is this what you have in mind?

Thanks,
Roman.

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