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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject [VOTE] Jukka Zitting for IPMC Chair (was Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:16:25 GMT
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 running 
have aligned beyond the following nominee: Jukka Zitting. Suffice to say, he was 
*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 <> wrote:
>>> 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
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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