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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Solicitation for IPMC Chair nomination
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:49:14 GMT

> On Jan 26, 2015, at 10:45 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi!
> 
> after making sure that there's still an Incubator
> to be managed for the next 6-12 months, I'd like
> to open up a discussion thread on soliciting
> nominations for the next IPMC Chair.
> 
> Feel free to self-nominate or nominate folks who
> you know. Provide a summary of your 'program'
> or not. At this point, we want as much feedback
> and discussion as possible. The VOTE thread will
> come in a few weeks.
> 
> Things to keep in mind while thinking about nominating
> yourself or others:
>   1. This is a 6-12 months commitment that, based on my
>    personal experience, would require you to allocate 7-10
>    hours per week.
> 
>    2. This is a rotating Chair and you would be expected to
>    start a similar thread in 12 months.

FYI, this is a tradition, not a rule; albeit a very good tradition.

>    3. From where I sit, the most important job for the new
>    Chair for the next few months would be to help shape
>    the incremental, actionable plan for improving the
>    mentoring situation in the Incubator.
> 
>    4. The situation around 'professional student' podlings
>    is not improving nearly quick enough (4 years without
>    a single release? really?). Anybody who has actionable
>    ideas on how to improve it would get my support.
> 
> Now, to get the ball rolling, here are the two folks I'd
> like to suggest as future IPMC Chairs:
>    * Ted Dunning
>    * Henry Saputra
> In my view, both have demonstrated an exceptional
> understanding of the 'Apache Way', dedication to
> mentoring podlings they are responsible for and enthusiasm
> around bringing new communities into the ASF family.
> On top of that, both have exercised a remarkable skill
> in conducting public discussions and driving towards
> consensus.
> 
> Thanks,
> Roman.
> 
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