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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject New challenges (Was: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:06:38 GMT

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Finally, if elected (and assuming the IPMC still exists), I'd serve
> for at most two years before calling for a re-election, or possibly
> much less if I don't find enough free cycles to perform the duty as
> well as it should.

As already mentioned on private@ earlier, this time is now approaching
due to a change I didn't yet foresee in February: We're expecting our
first baby to be born in December. :-)

In practice this means that the amount of time and energy I have for
the Incubator has unfortunately already started decreasing (we're
buying a new home and moving back to Finland at least for a while) and
will likely drop close to zero in December. Thus it is time to start
considering the election of a new PMC chair for the Incubator.

Before calling for an election vote I'd like to open the discussion
for nominations and more generic thoughts about the future of the
Incubator. In the past few quarters we've done a reasonably good job
on improving the flow of the Incubator and getting many troubled or
otherwise stuck podlings moving forward again. However, there's still
a lot that could be done. What do you think the Incubator should be

Just like I've carved the IPMC chair role to a rather activist form
that seems to have helped address the most pressing issues we had
earlier this year, I would expect the next IPMC chair to make the role
their own. How do you see that and the other Incubator roles, IPMC
member, mentor, champion, shepherd, etc., evolving?

Please share your thoughts on the future of the Incubator and nominate
people you think could best help us reach that vision!

Let's leave the discussion open for at least a few weeks before
conducting the election later this month. That should give us a
resolution to change the IPMC chair in time for the November board
meeting, and a chance for me to still work together with the elected
new chair during November to make sure that the transition goes

PS. Even though this is a personnel issue, I don't see any particular
reason for at least all of this discussion to happen on private@. Feel
free to use private@ for parts of the discussion if appropriate.

PPS. It would be nice if we could use Apache Steve for the election. Volunteers?


Jukka Zitting

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