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From "Matthieu Riou" <>
Subject Re: Picking a chair
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2008 00:10:37 GMT
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Alex Boisvert <> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Alex Boisvert <>
> wrote:
> > You got me at "project lubricant".    I volunteer for the terribly unsexy
> > role of chair.
> >
> Hold that thought for a moment, though.  I'd like to first extend a huge
> thank to Matthieu.  Matthieu has been doing a great job keeping up with the
> administrative side of the project since the start, initiating and guiding
> the necessary actions when required.  I really look up to him when it comes
> to understanding Apache the organization and the process side of things.
> Buildr would probably still be far from graduation if Matthieu didn't run
> the ship tight and pushed things forward.

Thanks, I'm flattered :)

> For people not privy to the politics behind the curtain, Matthieu has been
> lobbying with me and Assaf for somebody to take on the role of chair.
> Assaf and I both understand it's an important role to play and we were both
> ready to step up if nobody else did.  At the same time, being busy men
> having multitudes of interests and all, we both wanted the *other* to do
> it.  In some ways, few people come to Apache for the processes.  People who
> enjoy process are already busy certifying their business for the Capability
> Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), or running their local school board.
>  The
> rest of us come to Apache for the community and the code.
> So for the people that must know, we resolved through an official coin toss
> with witnesses, a priest and a rabbi.
> And I lost... I mean, I WON!!

Did you see that movie where the guy has a coin with two heads? The movie
sucks though.


> I told Matthieu I'd be willing to take on the role for a year and then
> reassess.  That's assuming, of course, that nobody else wants to step in
> and
> run the show.  Anybody?  Anybody??
> alex

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