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From Sateesh Chodapuneedi <sateesh.chodapune...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Change the project bylaws to modify the PMC Chair voting process and add a term length
Date Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:21:34 GMT
 +1 (binding)

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chip Childers [mailto:chip.childers@sungard.com]
> > Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 8:17 AM
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: [VOTE] Change the project bylaws to modify the PMC Chair
> > voting process and add a term length
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > As previously discussed [1], we'd like to make a change to our bylaws
> > [2] to modify the method of selecting a PMC chair.  We also want to
> > add a term for the chair.
> >
> > [1] http://markmail.org/message/ifwwce657u36yuwz
> > [2]
> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Apache+CloudSta
> > ck
> > +Project+Bylaws
> >
> >
> >
> > Below are the specific changes I'd like you to vote on:
> >
> > (1) A change to bylaw section 2.4.5 as follows:
> >
> > CURRENT:
> >
> >   2.4.5. If the current chair of the PMC resigns, the PMC votes to
> >   recommend a new chair using Single Transferable Vote (STV) voting.
> >   See http://wiki.apache.org/general/BoardVoting for specifics. The
> >   decision must be ratified by the Apache board.
> >
> > PROPOSED:
> >
> >   2.4.5. If the current chair of the PMC resigns, or the term of the
> >   current chair expires, the PMC votes to
> >   recommend a new chair through consensus via a lazy 2/3 majority
> >   voting method.  In the case that consensus is not achieved, the PMC
> >   will vote for a chair using Single Transferable Vote (STV) voting.
> >   Due to the fact that the discussions are about specific individuals,
> >   this vote would be held on the cloudstack-private mail list.
> >   The decision must be ratified by the Apache board.
> >
> > (2) The addition of a new bylaw section: 2.4.6:
> >
> > PROPOSED:
> >
> >   2.4.6. The role of PMC chair will have a one year term.  The intention
> >   of this term is to allow for a rotation of the role amongst the PMC
> >   members.  This intention does not prohibit the PMC from selecting the
> >   same chair to serve consecutive terms.
> >
> >
> >
> > Per our bylaws (section 3.4.9), this change requires a lazy majority
> > of PMC members to pass.
> >
> > The whole community is encouraged to vote on this issue!
> >
> > This vote will be open for at least 72 hours.
> >
> > Please respond with one of the following:
> >
> > [ ] +1  approve
> > [ ] +0  no opinion
> > [ ] -1  disapprove (and reason why)
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -chip

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