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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change the project bylaws to modify the PMC Chair voting process and add a term length
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:19:27 GMT
+1


On 1 March 2013 16:16, Chip Childers <chip.childers@sungard.com> wrote:

> 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+CloudStack+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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