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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Jukka Zitting for IPMC Chair (was Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:47:26 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mattmann, Chris A (388J) []
>Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:16 AM
>Subject: [VOTE] Jukka Zitting for IPMC Chair (was Re: NOMINATIONS for
>Incubator PMC Chair)
>Hi Folks,
>OK there has been enough discussion here. It's time to VOTE for a new IPMC
>chair and it looks like the remaining folks (including me) that were in the
>have aligned beyond the following nominee: Jukka Zitting. Suffice to say, he
>*my first choice* :)
>In the interest of moving the current discussion matters forward, please VOTE
>on this recommendation to the board by the IPMC. I'll leave the VOTE open
>for at least the next 72 hours:
>[ ] +1 Recommend Jukka Zitting for the IPMC chair position.
>[ ] +0 Don't care.
>[ ]  -1 Don't recommend Jukka Zitting for the IPMC chair position because...
>Note that only VOTEs from the Incubator PMC members are binding, but
>all are welcome to voice their opinion and it will be recorded in the final
>Finally, just to note, these VOTEs on personnel are normally the only
>thing in Apache that is discussed in private (human/social issues), but
>in the interest of openness and transparency that has been demonstrated
>here during these discussions, I will hold this VOTE on the public list.
>P.S. Here's my +1. Thanks buddy.
>On Feb 8, 2012, at 3:11 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> I am happy to step out of the way for Jukka. He was clever enough to
>> stay out of the email s*** storm, and that alone, in my mind, renders
>> him most qualified.
>> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Christian Grobmeier
><> wrote:
>>> I already mentioned that I would have nominated you, and so I am
>>> delighted to read your message. It will be very difficult to choose
>>> between all these strong candidates.
>>> Cheers
>>> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Jukka Zitting <>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> After consideration and some convincing (thanks!), I've decided to
>>>> throw also my hat into the ring as a candidate to be the next chairman
>>>> of the IPMC.
>>>> I believe in that role I could be more effective in focusing more of
>>>> our collective attention at where I think it would do most good - at
>>>> the actual podlings we're here to help.
>>>> That said, the current incubation process clearly has problems and I
>>>> very much support efforts to improve the way we work (even if the
>>>> result is to replace the Incubator with something better). However,
>>>> I'd like to leave the leadership on these efforts to others and, as
>>>> mentioned elsewhere, rather try to act as a balancing force that helps
>>>> achieve consensus where possible.
>>>> Should I be elected, I'd resign as the chairman of the Jackrabbit PMC.
>>>> In fact I think it's in any case high time for Jackrabbit to be
>>>> rotating that role.
>>>> Finally, if elected (and assuming the IPMC still exists), I'd serve
>>>> for at most two years before calling for a re-election, or possibly
>>>> much less if I don't find enough free cycles to perform the duty as
>>>> well as it should.
>>>> BR,
>>>> Jukka Zitting
>Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
>Senior Computer Scientist
>NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
>Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
>Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
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