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From "Sander Striker" <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] New Chair (Re: cvs commit : incubator STATUS)
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:17:42 GMT
> 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.


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