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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: Draft Report October 2015 - please review
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:26:35 GMT
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:

> I just noticed that this report hasn't been posted to the board's
> agenda - the board meeting is tomorrow.

If Ted doesn't get to it, I plan to post it to the Board's agenda just before
the 24 hour deadline.

This month has been extremely busy for the IPMC Chair. During my term as
Chair, the most time consuming, draining part of the job was dealing with the
Board.  Ted has certainly earned his money there this month.  He has shown
exactly the qualities that earned my support for him as Chair in the first
place, and I'm delighted with the result.

Nevertheless, in the future, I think we should be filing earlier, which means
that we should negotiate a smaller window for whoever occupies the Chair to
exercise their editorial prerogative. It's not cool to make a habit of
dropping late reports on the Board just before the meeting, and our report is
particularly large.

The report has been in a coherent form since Monday of last week, and as of
last Wednesday had been reviewed by the Incubator community for 2 days. There
will be months where the Report Manager does not manage to hold tightly to the
schedule, but in general, I think our expectation should be:

1.  The report should ordinarily be filed on time, on the Wednesday one week
    before the Board meeting.
2.  If the Chair has not filed the report by Saturday, someone else should
    file it.

Marvin Humphrey

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