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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Evolution instead of a revolution (Was: Time to vote the chair?)
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:07:58 GMT

I read your proposal.

This statement: 

"This leads to my first major qualm about Chris' proposal: everything good, useful, or necessary
about the existing PMC is dumped upon ComDev. There is, in my mind, some circularity to the
argument here. "The incubator is a cesspit, so we should dismantle it. Oh, *that* essential
function? ComDev can do it.""

Is patently not upheld by anything I've written in the proposal and it's flat out wrong.

Did you read my proposal?

If *everything* good, useful, or necessary about the existing PMC is dumped
on ComDev, how come they are only responsible for *1* of the *10* 
transitions of oversight?

And the essential function I'm asking ComDev to do is to send an email
pointing some newbie to the existing Incubator site, and if they are too
lazy to find the right page there, just point them to the main page and let
them navigate it themselves. 

How in the world is that everything good, useful or necessary? And even
more, how in the world is that hard?


P.S. I would have updated your proposal on the wiki, but if you truly 
believe what you wrote in there, then count me out.

On Feb 4, 2012, at 5:48 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> I've added
> to the wiki, offering a more or less concrete alternative that is more
> evolutionary and less revolutionary. Get out your darts, and feel free
> to edit.
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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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