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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Nominations for a new PMC Chair
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:57:27 GMT
On 06/01/15 19:33, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 01/01/2015 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> Let's take several days, until 10 January, to receive nominations (or
>> self-nominations) for the next PMC Chair. Just reply to this e-mail with
>> nominations.
> We have 6 nominees so far, very good since all of them would be
> excellent choices. I'm now asking each of them to either accept or
> refuse the nomination by the 10 January deadline. Nominations are still
> open, but if you nominate someone I'll immediately refer to this mail
> and ask for a statement by 10 January too.
> Each of the (current and future) nominees should answer this mail in
> public and state very briefly:
> 1) Whether he/she is available to run for election; the term is not set,
> but I expect an availability to stay in the role for at least one year.
> 2) Where his/her efforts will primarily be directed.
> 3) Regardless of whether one is running or not (and regardless of
> whether one is elected or not), it might be that some of the candidates
> wish to take responsibility for a certain area. This can be very good,
> since the project is huge and the Chair might miss some details. For
> example, Hagar often updates the draft quarterly report with information
> about the Forum (figures, issues...). If the Chair knows that someone
> commits to follow a certain area closely and to help in reporting, then
> reporting becomes a team work and can be much better than what we have
> done so far.
> The 6 nominees so far are, in alphabetical order:
> - jani    Jan Iversen
> - jsc     Jürgen Schmidt
> - kschenk Kay Schenk
> - louis   Louis Suarez-Potts
> - marcus  Marcus Lange
> - robweir Rob Weir
> I'm hereby asking each of them (and any future nominees) to provide
> their statement by 10 January; those who already sent their statement
> are free to expand upon it according to the above guidelines if they wish.

First of all thank you for the nomination and the trust in me that I
could be a good candidate. I would have been interested for sure earlier
or potentially in the future but at this time I won't be available for
the election.

Although I am involved in the project since the beginning and already
before the source code was open sourced I have switched some priorities
and my work focus a bit. I believe that I would not have enough time to
help the project moving forward in the near future.

I am looking forward that somebody else grows in the role of the PMC
chair and takes more responsibility. My wish is that the next PMC chair
will be active in the project and will help to drive things forward
together with the PMC. The most important goal is to activate developers
and improve the product in critical areas.


> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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