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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Chair rotation?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:08:21 GMT
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

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