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From Andy Wenk <andyw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Chair rotation?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:29:44 GMT
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 <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com> 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 <nslater@apache.org> 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
> > https://twitter.com/nslater
>



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