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From Chiradeep Vittal <Chiradeep.Vit...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change the project bylaws to modify the PMC Chair voting process and add a term length
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:18:21 GMT
+1

On 3/1/13 8:16 AM, "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+P
>roject+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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