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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:20:35 GMT
On 30 January 2012 13:00, Franklin, Matthew B. <mfranklin@mitre.org> wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Bertrand Delacretaz [mailto:bdelacretaz@apache.org]
>>Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 7:30 AM
>>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>>Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Regular rotation PMC chair
>>
>>On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Ate Douma <ate@douma.nu> wrote:
>>> ...I just realize something not clear from this proposal: are we *only* talking
>>> 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
>>(yet)...
>>
>>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.

Ross

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