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From Aaron Bannert <aa...@clove.org>
Subject Re: PPMCs and oversight
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2003 16:27:11 GMT
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 07:37:38PM -0500, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> You are talking about oversight and reporting.  By ensuring that multiple
> PMC members are participating on each PPMC; by instilling a sense of
> responsibility and accountability in the PPMC, itself; by using the STATUS
> file; and by asking for periodic reports, I believe that we can be alert for
> the exceptions.
> 
> We should be designing our structure for the normal case.  When an abnormal
> case happens, that is when the Incubator PMC Chair can take charge to
> restore normalcy (personally, or through mentors designated at that time).
> But it is not uncommon that if you design rules because of exceptions, that
> people come to treat them as if they also apply to the norm.

One thing -- the Chair does not "take charge" of anything. The Chair
is a representative to the Board. The PMC itself is responsible for
the project (and in our case, the subprojects like the PPMCs), not
just the Chair.

-aaron

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