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From Marcus <>
Subject [CLOSED][NOMINATION] New Apache OpenOfice Chair
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:48:57 GMT
Time for nomination is over. The vote will start with a new mail.

Thanks to Carl und Peter for voluntering to be the next chair.


Am 03.12.2017 um 21:04 schrieb Marcus:
> With the past October board meeting I'm the project Chair since 13 
> months. So, when we follow our own (unwritten) rule to change the Chair 
> every ~12 month, then it's again time to find a new one.
> Therefore I'm asking for PMCs and committers to step up to become our 
> new PMC Chair.
> I want to follow this timeline to finish the vote process to make it in 
> time for the December Board meeting on 20th Dec:
> Nomination: now until 08th Dec
> Vote: 08th until 15th Dec
> Resolution for Board meeting: 16th Dec
> What is it about?
> The Chair is like the referee in a football game. He should keep an eye 
> on everything, but go mostly unnoticed in doing so.
> The primary task of a Chair is to report to the Board. On one side, this 
> requires a constant monitoring of the project and some 
> familiarity/experience with all aspects of OpenOffice as a project. On 
> the other side, this requires patience, discovery of the processes to 
> follow, reading some procedural documentation in English that is often 
> full of Apache jargon or legal terminology.
> The work itself is thus a bit boring and clerical. The typical paper 
> work. Consider that the Chair will often be active in the project in 
> some other way: he/she is still an ordinary committer after all, and the 
> title does not make him/her special in the day-to-day activity. But a 
> Chair will definitely have to allocate time for monitoring the various 
> lists and staying informed about all ongoing issues. The most time 
> consuming job is maybe the creation of the Board report every 3 months.
> Or in other words:
> It's not to represent officially the project to the outside. It's more 
> an Apache internal job and even this is limited. For details please see 
> here [1].
> Now please speak up if you want to suggest someone - or maybe yourself - 
> you want to see as the new Chair.
> [1]
> Thanks in advance for your participation.
> Marcus

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