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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: What is a PMC Chair?
Date Thu, 31 May 2012 19:52:48 GMT
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> Since discussion has turned to graduation I'd like to invite people to
> consider who they would like to have as PMC chair. The first part of
> this is understanding what the role of a PMC chair is.
> First and foremost the position of chair does not bring any additional
> authority over the project, at least not in normal circumstances. It
> is true that in the event of a deadlock the chair has a casting vote,
> however I have never seen this happen. In reality the chair is just
> the same as any other PMC member except that they are expected to do a
> certain amount of "paperwork" for the PMC and, more importantly, they
> are a community facilitator. You can find a full description of the
> responsibilities at [1]. In summary they are:
>  - Subscribe to and monitor board@ (and board meeting minutes) and
> infrastructure@ at lists, ensuring the community takes any necessary
> actions
>  - Submit quarterly reports
>  - Maintain PMC membership records
>  - Ensure everyones voice is heard
> Before calling for nominations (and people can self-nominate if they
> so desire) I would like to take a few days to allow people to ask any
> questions about the role and the type of individual that is best
> suited to be a chair.

Typical time commitment? And how does the size of this project impact that?

> Ross
> [1]
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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