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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Nomination for a new chair for Apache Cordova
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:27:22 GMT
I mentioned that I would formally notify the board in which I was
referencing this policy. =|


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, hell has frozen over.  Thanks sebb for that!
>
> That's actually insane that you can't quit until the meeting.  You can
> normally resign a post by writing a resignation letter in most places.
> Why is this?
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 22 April 2014 22:34, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> 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
> >> http://people.apache.org. 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.
> >
> > Please note that the procedure for changing the PMC chair is not the
> > same as for changing PMC membership.
> > This is because the chair is an officer of the ASF [1].
> > As such, changes to the chair can only occur at a board meeting, and
> > require a formal motion rather than a simple NOTICE.
> > An example template can be found here [2] (requires ASF committer login)
> >
> > [1]
> https://www.apache.org/foundation/faq.html#why-are-PMC-chairs-officers
> > [2]
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/board/templates/change-chair-resolution.txt
>

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