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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:59:13 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ross Gardler []
>Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:21 AM
>Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
>On 30 January 2012 13:00, Franklin, Matthew B. <> wrote:
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Bertrand Delacretaz []
>>>Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 7:30 AM
>>>Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
>>>On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Ate Douma <> wrote:
>>>> ...I just realize something not clear from this proposal: are we *only*
>>>> about the Incubator PMC Chair here, or is this a proposal for every PMC
>>>> Chair?
>>>> I presumed (and propose) the latter, but maybe that wasn't the intend
>>>We're talking only about the Incubator PMC chair, no need to
>>>generalize this IMO and this list wouldn't be the right place anyway.
>> I can understand why you wouldn't want to generalize this to existing
>> PMCs; but, IMO there is value in graduating podlings following this example.
>> If the IPMC institutes this policy & I think it should recommend the model
>> to the podlings undergoing the transition to TLP PMC.
>We try to avoid "one-size-fits-all" policies in the ASF, usually for
>good reason. The IPMC is a special case and, speaking personally, I
>don't want to set precedents for podlings based on that special case.
>It really needs to be up to individual communities, with the guidance
>of their mentors, to decide on their chair appointment policy.

I agree that it shouldn't be a requirement, which is why I was thinking recommendation; but,
I see your point that the new PMCs need to be self-determining.  I was looking more for exposure
to the concept for the new PMCs; which, as you noted, is something that the mentors can work
to provide.

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