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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: Change of Chair
Date Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:01:14 GMT
Welcome Marvin.

Your message reads exciting.


On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 4:31 AM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>> I have tendered my resignation as VP, Incubator. The PMC has recommend
>> Marvin Humphrey as my successor in a motion submitted to the
>> Foundation board for consideration at the meeting next week.
> Thank you for serving as Chair, Benson.  I have very much enjoyed
> participating in the Incubator during your time in office.
> Thanks as well to everyone who has contributed to the Incubator over the years
> for having taught me so much, collectively; and thanks to the current members
> of the IPMC for honoring me with the Chair's responsibilities.  I love my
> career as an open-source developer and I'm glad for the chances the Incubator
> provides to foster successful projects and make it easier for others to take
> the same path.
> For those reading this list who are not yet familiar with the role that a "PMC
> Chair" plays in the governance of a typical Apache project, the most visible
> task is to deliver a report to the Apache Software Foundation's Board of
> Directors every three months.  Aside from that, the Chair generally
> participates in project development as an ordinary member of the PMC.  Under
> normal circumstances, it is not a demanding job.
> The Incubator is different because it reports monthly and aggregates the
> reports of many podlings.  Our report is the closest thing the Incubator has
> to a product, and when done well, it offers substantial value by keeping us
> coordinated and focused.  However, well-done Incubator reports have
> historically required substantial individual effort by the Chair.
> My primary goal as Chair will be to streamline the report procedure.  I hope
> to build institutions and increase automation in order that the Incubator may
> deliver consistently high-quality reports month after month regardless of any
> one person's availability as the board meeting approaches.
> Some ASF projects elect their PMC Chair annually; for others, the Chair may
> serve for an indefinite period.  I have proposed to serve for six months and
> then make way for someone else -- both because I have other projects I am
> putting on hold and will want to return to, and because experience has taught
> me that rotating multiple people through a leadership role enriches the
> community and deepens involvement.
> If all goes well, perhaps my successor will not have to work as hard as I will
> to live up to the standards set by my predecessors.
> Marvin Humphrey
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