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From Leo Simons <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:51:44 GMT
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM, Christian Grobmeier
<> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Ralph Goers <> wrote:
>> On Jan 29, 2012, at 12:16 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <>
>>>> On Jan 29, 2012, at 6:18 AM, Ate Douma wrote:
>>>>> FTR: as should be clear from my above response, I disagree with the topic
of this discussion thread. This should be about Regular (re)election of the PMC Chair. Regular
rotation IMO would be unwise and undesirable.
>>>> Good point.  I share the same opinion.
>>> Let me try to state some alternatives:
>>> 1) No particular policy: The PMC has no special policy about
>>> recommending a new chair to the board. It will happen if the chair
>>> resigns, or if the PMC as a whole reaches a consensus on a change.
>>> 2) Fixed election schedule: On some schedule (e.g. annually),
>>> nominations are opened, including potentially the current chair, and a
>>> vote takes place. (I'd hate to have to fire up the full secret ballot
>>> mechanism used for board members.) Whomever wins is recommended to the
>>> board.
>>> If we don't reach a consensus on something else, we stick with the
>>> current state of affairs, which is, I claim, (1).

+1. I would like it changed.

>> My preference is option 2 alone. I don't see the point of
>> "term limits" as I believe that will take care of itself.  I'm
>> not in favor of 1 because it always seems to end up
>> feeling like it is personal when people bring up rotating
>> the chair - i.e. isn't the current chair doing a good enough
>> job, the current chair should say they want to resign first,
>> etc., rather than it just being time to allow the PMC to
>> reevaluate itself
> +1 for option 2 and what Ralph said




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