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From Scott Deboy <scott.de...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: annual chair election
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:39:37 GMT
Sounds great, Christian.



On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
> I recently thought about the role of the Chair in an ASF project.
> Basically the Chair is the connection between project and the team. In
> well working projects it means the chair writes reports and has
> basically little to do. Still it seems that the chair gets some extra
> attention when it is about decision making and performing new ideas. I
> recently could observe this at the Apache Incubator. The Incubator has
> (had) some problems and there were heated discussion how to solve it.
> Finally Jukka Zitting arrived and somehow everybody trusted him
> immediately. Jukka was elected as a chair and started to change things
> in the Incubator. I must say he really does a great job and the
> Incubator has become a better place now.
> One could say, Jukka could have done this job as PMC and there is no
> need to be chair. But in fact, I feel this is wrong and just gray
> theory. I am pretty sure electing him as a chair was a wise decision
> and gave him the chance to influence the project more.
> That being said I think we need to do an annual election for this chair
> role.
> If there are no other chair volunteers, the election is easy: just
> confirm the current chair. If others want to take this role, let's
> elect.
> Why should one become a chair?
> I guess, sometimes it is just interesting and exciting to look more
> into the details of the ASF. I am not sure what my reasons are
> exactly, but it's some combination of interest and fun. And I like
> this community and want to help.
> With an annual election we would have the chance to get a yearly fresh
> breath into this project. In addition, the weight of this role is not
> so heavy as with an unlimited period.
> Thoughts?
> Cheers
> Christian

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