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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: ASF member role - accountable to whom
Date Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:45:06 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> On Sunday, Sep 21, 2003, at 08:18 Europe/Rome, Steven Noels wrote:

>> ... but not every PMC chair is a member (i.e. myself). Things can get 
>> quite funny, that way. It seems like there's some cracks in the
>> Matrix.

> It might look, admittedly, strange that an ASF officer is not an ASF 
> member, but for the PMC chair role, the person has been selected because 
> he cares very much about one project: this doesn't make the person 
> 'automatically' caring for the entire foundation.

Sure. I'm fully aware of this careful distinction.

> [I'm not pointing fingers to anyone, just stating an abstract concept]

Don't worry - message well received.

> I would, personally, be against a PMC chair which is not a member as the 
> incubator sponsor for a project which doesn't reside under the PMC 
> he/she leads.

After I've read this sentence three times, I can agree with:

> It might well just be me, but I see no cracks in our Matrix.


Steven Noels                  
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