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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Nomination for a new chair for Apache Cordova
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:52:19 GMT
There is one other aspect of the chair which, for a somewhat
newish PMC is important: The entire PMC is responsible for
ensuring that the project is run in a way which abides by,
and embraces, the "Apache Way"... when it doesn't, the
Chair needs to (1) know that the PMC is going awry and
(2) encourage the PMC to fix those problems and (3)
interact w/ the board if the PMC needs help in doing so.

Not knowing Shaz personally, how does that all fit in
with the nomination?

On Apr 22, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:

> Hello Cordova community. To this point I've served as the chair for the
> Cordova PMC.
> The duties of chair are solely administrative: board reports, and book
> keeping of committer nominations. Some projects at Apache have more formal
> incantations. We have, so far, preferred to maintain our lightweight
> approach meaning a committer is a PMC member too. This involves sending an
> email, updating a text file in SVN, and running a few perl scripts on
> Keeping those books is important if some day
> there is a dispute to the veracity of our source.
> In evaluation of  my current workload these additional book keeping
> responsibilities are not appropriate for me to prioritize and that is not
> fair to Cordova.
> I'm going to step down as chair for Cordova and I would like to nominate
> Shazron Abdullha to take on the role. Shaz has been with the project since
> before it was called Cordova. He lands more code than most, interacts
> directly with the community more than anyone, and is committed to work on
> Cordova solely full time. He'll be a better chair than I ever was.
> I won't be going anywhere and (I hope!) this means I can contribute more
> code than emails in the future. We can be formal and go to a vote if there
> is objection or interest in seeing someone else take the admin duties on.
> Otherwise, I'll aim to shoot the board official notice early next week.

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