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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: Nomination of Chris Mattman for the IPMC Chair (was: Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 05:32:15 GMT
On 2/2/2012 10:20 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
> Thanks Christian.
> I'll accept, thanks for your kind words, and for those of Marvin and 
> Joe, and the comments from Benson and others.
> I will note that should I be elected into this role, I will state that 
> I don't intend to be in it very long as I don't intend for it to exist
> much longer. Should I be elected I will immediately move to 
> a proposal/resolution phase and recommendation to the board
> to dissolve the Incubator PMC, and to ratify the elements of my
> proposal.
> I realize that Rome wasn't built in a day, but I'm optimistic
> that it can be built not longer after that.

I'm happy to support you in that effort, even as an assistant chair
(and I'd decline Noel's nomination, thanks though for the thought).

I think once it's proposed the board will make clear why the position
still needs to be filled, even if they accept such a radical rethinking
of the process.  I think you would make a good choice on both sides of
the transition, once there is a clear scope for the other side of the

I'm happy to help with some of the structure of the incubating-project
resolutions, but my time is a bit too limited to handle the copy and
paste between situations.  Thinking that the gist of the transition be
considered and nominally approved or denied by the board in February,
and that in the succeeding three months, those project up for reporting
with three+ accountable mentors be put forward as incubating projects
(unless ready for graduation).  Between now and the consideration of
those first projects in March, the structure of incubator.a.o would
need to be altered slighly.

By June, we are left with a handful of projects which simply don't have
mentors or participants to propel them even to the stage of being a TLP
under incubation.  And that month would be the logical point to refer
them to the Attic if their IP is clean, or discard them altogether if
resources can't be mustered.  It's a long ways off, so lots of time to
intervene between now and then.

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