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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] PMC Chair rotation
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2015 23:39:37 GMT
Obviously I'm a big +1 on that proposal since I have seen it work
very well.

Thanks,
Roman.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:01 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:
> Guys,
>
> I want to drop it on the list and see what are the thoughts the PMC. I think
> it would be very beneficial for the members of this community if we institute
> a policy to have regular rotations of the Chair. We do this in Bigtop and it
> works real well for a couple of reasons:
>  - it provides an opportunity to anyone in the PMC to try this hat on and get
>    more involved in the inner-workings of the ASF and see how the board operates
>  - it guarantees that once you're a chair you aren't stuck holding the bag
>    forever and can pass it on if your time allocation changes
>  - such a policy makes the PMC very transparent
>
> And of course it doesn't mean that a new person _has_ to be the chair each
> cycle. The same chair should remain if no one is nominated or gets the
> majority of the votes.
>
> At Bigtop we passed a resolution to oblige the active chair to start the
> [DISCUSS] thread at the end of his annual tenure and ask for nominations. The
> active chair remains and no [VOTE] is needed if no nominations are made.
> Pretty lazy and simple.
>
> If people aren't familiar with what's the PMC Chair and why all that fuzz,
> please read on
>     https://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#chair
> And I recommend everyone to take a look above PMC guide if you never seen it
> before.
>
> Thoughts?
>   Cos

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