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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Nominations for a new PMC Chair
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:31:52 GMT
On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Rob Weir <rob@robweir.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 6:03 AM, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sounds a bit like the Marcons for marketing in the original OO.o project.
> >
>
> Right.   But I hope it is clear to everyone that the main difference
> between OOo and AOO is not the lack of titles.   The main difference
> is the lack of a large number full-time, professional developers and
> QA from Sun.   Adding or subtracting titles, or swapping them around,
> does not change that.   Adopting the Apache License or the MPL does
> not change that.  Having a PMC or an Advisory Board does not change
> that.    This is not to say that the PMC Chair is not an important
> role.  It is.  But it does not change the basic facts on the ground.
>
> So let's get this election over with and get on to dealing with the
> critical tasks ahead.
>

+1


>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>
>
> > On 13 January 2015 at 09:45, RA Stehmann <
> anwalt@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On 12.01.2015 23:22, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> >>
> >> > Of course, the community could create such roles—Marketing Leads, say.
> >> Done that before, and it works fine. But I’m also keen—and I think
> others
> >> are, too—in keeping to a minimum bureaucratic structures. (Not because I
> >> dislike bureaucracy—I don’t, in theory, as a means of resolving
> >> differences—but because titles and roles tend to calcify, and that I
> don’t
> >> think anyone likes.)
> >>
> >> In the "historic" germanophone community we have roles called
> >> "Ansprechpartner". That means a person, to whom topics can be addressed.
> >> We have "Ansprechpartner" (contact persons) for marketing, QA; Mac-port,
> >> website, translation etc..
> >>
> >> So it was clear, that these persons had adopted a special responsbility,
> >> but there was no special power given to them.
> >>
> >> I think, it might be a first step, if some of the PMC members would
> >> tell, for what topic they can be a contact person. Maybe we can add this
> >> in the list of the PMC members on the website, improving transparency,
> >> like we do it for mailinglists, blog, svn, bugzilla, wiki and social
> media.
> >>
> >> Kind regards
> >> Michael
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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