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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New Chair (Re: cvs commit : incubator STATUS)
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:06:57 GMT

On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 08:51  AM, Sander Striker wrote:

>> From: Tetsuya Kitahata []
>> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:09 AM
> [...]
>> I thought the same thing. Also, to tell the truth, I think that
>> in Incubator, there need at least two or three persons who
>> have real power. (One Chair and two Vice Chair?)
> Why would we need more people with 'real power'?  Or, more importantly,
> what powers do you see that others should be able to wield aswell?


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.

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