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From Peter kovacs <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][VOTE] New Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair
Date Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:08:02 GMT
I am confused. There was no proper " I do not want to candidate anymore mail."
But maybe my English is not good enough.

A one candidate vote is something completely different as between 2+ candidates. Such a step
should be well thought of if this is really the right step.

Also I would like to know how do you count votes for Carl if he has resigned, which I doubt.

Not so happy 

Am 14. Dezember 2017 00:14:32 MEZ schrieb Marcus <>:
>Maybe not known for everyone, I want to point out the following:
>Please use the VOTE thread *only* for voting. For discussions it is
>to open a new [DISCUSS] thread to leave the voting clean from
>Now back to the question "Why is the vote still going on?":
>I don't see a need to cancel the vote as:
>1) it is allowed to change your vote as often you want as long as the 
>vote is still open.
>2) we need a "[0] Abstain" way to express, e.g., "I cannot support the 
>volunteer (due to reason X) but also don't want to vote with -1". With
>lazy consensus instead vote you need to write *in any way* why you
>want to have the volunteer as chair.
>3) the remaining volunteer is still here and willing to take over. So, 
>what would be the advantage of cancelling this vote and starting a new 
>vote with only Peter as electable person? ;-)
>My 2ct
>Am 13.12.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
>> I am not sure about the rules, but it is not uncommon that one
>> resigns and the remaining one gets votes... ;-)
>> Regards, Matthias
>> Am 13.12.2017 um 13:29 schrieb Peter kovacs:
>>> I do not understand. :(
>>> But isn't the vote then invalid?
>>> Am 13. Dezember 2017 12:09:47 MEZ schrieb Matthias Seidel
>>>> [x] Peter Kovacs (petko)
>>>> Although he is the only candidate now... ;-)
>>>> Regards, Matthias
>>>> Am 08.12.2017 um 20:53 schrieb Marcus:
>>>>> End of October I wrote that I would like to resign from the Apache
>>>>> OpenOffice PMC Chair position. I'm the chair a bit more than 1
>>>>> and until now we have rotated the role every year.
>>>>> Luckily we have 2 volunteers: Carl and Peter. Therefore please
>>>> by
>>>>> replying to this thread.
>>>>> [ ] Carl Marcum (cmarcum)
>>>>> [ ] Peter Kovacs (petko)
>>>>> [ ] Abstain (I cannot/won't choose between them)
>>>>> The [VOTE] will close in about 7 days (Fri 15 Dec 2017, 21:00
>>>> to
>>>>> give all PMC members the opportunity to participate. For a
>>>>> time fitting to your location see here:
>>>>> After the vote:
>>>>> I will submit a resolution to the Board asking to be replaced by
>>>>> most voted of the 2 candidates. The plan is to submit the
>>>>> for the Board meeting on 20th December 2017, so that it can be
>>>>> effective right after that.
>>>>> PS:
>>>>> The next board report is due for mid January and of course I will
>>>> help
>>>>> the new chair with this but also other chair tasks.
>>>>> Marcus
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