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From Martin Sebor <mse...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Search for new chair
Date Wed, 29 May 2013 21:55:45 GMT
On 05/29/2013 07:27 AM, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 7:33 AM, "C. Bergström"
> <cbergstrom@pathscale.com> wrote:
>> On 05/29/13 06:29 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>>
>>> I am stepping down as Chair of the C++ StdLib PMC.
>>>
>>> So the question is: Does this project and community
>>> elect a new Chair, or does it enter the Attic?
>>
>> I'd be willing to chair if others are supportive
>
> OK, so before I give you a +1, could you please outline what is your
> Plan(TM) regarding resurrecting this project?
>
> How are you going to do it, and, more specifically, what are you going to do?

FYI: A chair doesn't necessarily need to have a plan to do anything
other than fulfill the duties assigned to them by the ASF:

   http://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#chair

It's mostly a bureaucratic role, and can be a big time sink (reading
all the mailing lists, like board and members can be especially time
consuming). Other than that, being a chair doesn't give one the power
or ability to assure the success of a project than the rest of us.

But to be chair, one needs to be a member of the foundation. It's
usually a non-trivial process for one to become a member. Some of
the prerequisites include long time contribution to at least one
project, the sponsorship and nomination by another member, and
a vote to accept the new member of the rest of the membership.
I think the vote happens just a few times a year, and the last
one was just last week.

Maybe there's a way around this bureaucracy if the alternative
is shutting the project down.

Martin

>
> --Stefan
>



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