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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Solicitation for IPMC Chair nomination
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:16:14 GMT
+1 for Ted Dunning.

Ted has passion for the Incubator's mission.  He is an excellent consensus
builder, with the right mix of patience and advocacy.  He can get the job done
while sending judicious amounts of email, which is important in keeping
traffic on general@incubator under control.  He is politically adept and tough
enough to handle the challenges of interfacing with the Board and with outside
organizations.  If he will take the job, the Incubator would be lucky to have

FWIW, I don't have the expectation that Ted or any other Chair will *lead*
reform -- Apache Chairs are not executives.   But if Ted chooses to be
be an active moderator, I have faith that he will do as well as anyone could
in guiding consensus for whatever bottom-up proposals emerge.

Marvin Humphrey

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <> 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.
>     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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