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From Joan Touzet <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Chair rotation?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:41:29 GMT
I share Bob's concern.

As for term start/end, does Jan have an opinion here? If he's exhausted, I
don't want to force him to continue past his ability to serve.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Samuel Newson" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:51:25 PM
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Chair rotation?

The Chair is also and Officer of the ASF (,
so are we only able to select an existing Officer or does being elected as Chair cause one
to become an Officer? If so, do they remain an Officer if subsequently replaced by another?


On 6 Aug 2014, at 23:29, Andy Wenk <> wrote:

> seconding Paul. Was my first thought also. Starting the term now, so that
> we hold an election in 12 months.
> Cheers
> Andy
> On 7 August 2014 00:08, Paul Davis <> wrote:
>> I'd lean towards having the term start now instead of end now. I can't
>> come up with a super convincing argument either direction though.
>> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> Hello folks,
>>> It's time we have a discussion about the position of Chair. Jan has
>>> held office for a while now, and has done a great job of it. But our
>>> new bylaws specify that we will hold yearly reelections.
>>> We have a number of options here:
>>> 1. We say that Jan's position started on the day the bylaws were
>>> ratified, and in 12 months we hold an election.
>>> 2. We say that Jan's position is up (having already held it for more
>>> than 12 months) and we either nominated a new Chair or we hold a vote.
>>> Let's try to get general consensus about which option we want to take.
>>> If there's clear agreement, we'll move forward with that option.
>>> Remember: our rationale for re-electing the Chair is that we think
>>> that doing so is beneficial for the project. Giving new people a
>>> chance to serve a term may stimulate activity and change, and so on.
>>> It also helps familiarise as many people as possible with all parts of
>>> the project.
>>> Jan has done a sterling job, and nobody can deny it. This discussion
>>> isn't about whether we need to replace him. It's only about when we
>>> set the end date of his current term. Immediately or 12 months in the
>>> future. :)
>>> Also, please, whatever you do, please do not reply to this email with
>>> a nomination. Such as: "I think Monty would make a good Chair." Chair
>>> nomination itself will happen in private on the PMC list.
>>> Thanks,
>>> --
>>> Noah Slater
> -- 
> Andy Wenk
> Hamburg - Germany
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