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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Ambiguous wording in http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#pmc
Date Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:03:12 GMT
Why is this in legal-discuss?

> On Jan 8, 2016, at 5:47 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The page http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#pmc
> 
> says:
> 
>>> 
> The Project Management Committees are established by resolution of the
> Board, to be responsible for the active management of one or more
> communities, which are also identified by resolution of the Board.
> 
> Each PMC consists of at least one officer of the ASF, who shall be
> designated chairperson, and may include one or more other members of
> the ASF.
> 
> The chair of the PMC is appointed by the Board and is an officer of
> the ASF (Vice President).
> <<
> 
> I think the second para is confusing/plain wrong. I read it as follows:
> 
> The first 2 phrases imply that there is a pool of officers who may
> become chairperson, when AIUI appointment to chairperson is what makes
> them an officer.
> 
> The last phrase appears to suggest that only ASF members may be PMC members.
> However many PMCs include one or more non-members.
> 
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