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From Ted Leung <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New Chair (Re: cvs commit : incubator STATUS)
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:11:45 GMT

On 9/18/2003 10:38 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>>>I think that in Incubator, there need at least two or three
>>>persons who have real power. (One Chair and two Vice Chair?)
>I think we need people on the PMC who are doing the work, not expecting
>Chairs and Vice Chairs to do things for them.  The people who work on the
>PMC, and in the projects, are the ones with "real power" except in the legal
>sense of binding the Foundation.  There are certain actions reserved for the
>PMC Chair, but they are not part of the day-to-day operations.
I was the XML PMC chair for 2 years.  And exactly 1 time did I exercise 
a special power, and that was to expand the PMC so more people could help. 

>The PMC Chair should not have to delegate.  That implies that the Chair has
>tasks to do that need to be delegated.  The few tasks that the Chair needs
>to do, it should do.  If things aren't getting done otherwise, it means that
>people aren't pro-actively stepping up to do *their* job after volunteering
>to help.

>What the Incubator needs is a PMC rowing in the same direction, and a
>scalable process for incubation.


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