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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New Chair (Re: cvs commit : incubator STATUS)
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:22:20 GMT

On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 09:17  AM, Sander Striker wrote:

>> From: Jim Jagielski []
>> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 3:07 PM
>> I really hate to keep harping on this, but the whole
>> idea of the PMC Chair having "power" somehow implies that
>> the PMC itself is under the "whim" of the Chair. Yes, the
>> chair has the ultimate responsibility for the PMC, since
>> the board has delegated their authority to him/her. Yet
>> the PMC would gripe and complain if the board "told them"
>> how to operate. If people are looking for some
>> PMC Chair authority figure to "do things" for them so
>> they can follow lemming-like wherever he/she says, then
>> I'm glad I'm resigning as chair, because that's not
>> *my* vision. And it's certainly not been my experience
>> with any other PMC I've been on.
> This was exactly why I asked.  I was wondering what "powers"
> people see that a Chair has that are so important others need
> them too.
> IMO, a Chair that puts himself above the rest of the PMC is
> doing a poor job.  It's more about serving and responsibility
> than being in control.

Agreed 100% and I know that's what you were saying. I quoted
the whole message to give the full flavor and not to
imply anything else. It wasn't in response to your
message, but more a follow-on :)

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