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From Martin van den Bemt <>
Subject Re: PMC chair vs. reorg proposals
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 11:13:32 GMT


2012/2/5 Jukka Zitting <>:
> Hi,
> I find it unfortunate that the PMC chair nominations got turned into a
> debate about the future of the Incubator, especially when the original
> reason to consider a new chair were fairly minor issues in timely
> handling of PMC mechanics. As a fellow PMC chair I think it's
> troublesome that people seem to expect that a VP title is needed to
> push forward major changes; it's not. In my opinion the primary role
> of the PMC chair in discussions like these is to make sure that all
> opinions are heard and to help reach consensus where none exists.
> Often the best way to do that is to step back and let the discussion
> flow before taking a stand.
> Thus, since Noel is willing to continue as the chairman, I propose
> that he should do so, possibly with Benson and/or others as delegates
> to help deal with the volume of day-to-day issues.
> Meanwhile others who wish to drive the incubation process to new
> directions, be it inside the Incubator or not, can and should continue
> to do so. AFAICT none of these proposals require the added authority
> of a VP title.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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