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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Change of IPMC Chair
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:47:09 GMT
On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> Congratulations to Roman Shaposhnik!  The Incubator PMC has voted to recommend
> Roman as our next Chair in a resolution to the Board next week.
>
> My wholehearted thanks go out to everyone who has contributed to a podling or
> otherwise worked to advance the Incubator during my tenure as Chair.  I look
> forward to supporting Roman and to continued collaboration with you all, both
> here in the Incubator and elsewhere.

I would like to thank Marvin for the outstanding service to the Incubator
community during his tenure. With him at the helm, the Incubator has
become a better project and he always made sure that the trains around
here run exactly on time. Thank you Marvin!

I would also like to express my gratitude towards all of the Incubator
project members for honoring me with the Chair's responsibilities. I will
try to do my best, even though the size of the shoes that Marvin is
leaving behind is way too big.

I remember when Marvin was elected a Chair his main focus was on
streamlining the report procedure. I think we can all agree that he
managed to accomplish this herculean task of cat herding (I'm surprised
Gods of Greece didn't come up with this particular labor). I personally
felt the impact of his policies and automation: the process has become
way more predictable (and thus a tad less chaotic).

I am assuming this role for exactly 6 months. Hopefully it will be long enough
to make a little bit of a difference, but not long enough to
completely burn out.
Building on the legacy of all the previous Chairs, my hope is to contribute in
a small way around improvements in automation and general accountability
for the incubating projects.

I hope for a fun ride, but I need your help. I don't think I can
manage without it.

Thanks,
Roman.

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