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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: Nominations for a new PMC Chair
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:47:41 GMT
Am 01/12/2015 08:02 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> On 11/01/2015 Marcus wrote:
>> IMHO this PMC is more quite
>> than others inside Apache projects. So, I wouldn't see this as a sign
>> that they won't follow you. Only direct talkings can help to judge this.
> It is important that the PMC understands that, according to both
> candidates, the way the OpenOffice PMC operated so far will have to
> change. This is not necessarily linked to the fact that we will have a
> new PMC Chair, but both candidates want to see a different PMC. I want
> it too! But it's just appropriate that the new PMC Chair will drive this
> purely internal change. And we all (the whole community, I mean) must be
> sure to have understood this in advance.
> Let me take a risk and try to summarize what either candidate would like
> to see changed, from their mails. And then let them expand on my summary
> and amend it as needed. It is very important that things are clear, so I
> think we can take the time to clarify it before voting.
> Louis is saying that the PMC Chair should use his authority to grow the
> project. He sees the Chair role as "enabling others" (rather than
> working in isolation or being a lead): work efficiently and
> collaboratively to realise our visions of Apache OpenOffice's future. We
> also need to focus on marketing efforts toward companies and government
> agencies who are already using (or considering to use) OpenOffice. Let
> me add, while it doesn't seem revolutionary, this view of the PMC
> implies quite a change: OpenOffice so far depended more on the patience
> and the efforts of several individuals rather than being a concerted
> action.
> Jan is saying that his main effort would be to push hard for action and
> changes, stop talking (as a community) and start doing. He thinks the
> whole "OpenOffice ecosystem", including derivatives, is facing a lack of
> resources that requires changes in attitude. We, as OpenOffice, need to
> show results fast, including a 2-months restructuring of the PMC where
> we ask everybody to either confirm that he/she is still interested in
> driving the project forward, or leave the PMC. He came to the point of
> writing that it's useless that he runs unless the PMC understands these
> guidelines.
> So, please Louis and Jan do correct me if I summarized your intentions
> in a wrong way, and others please make sure you are aware of what is
> going to change with this vote (other than the obvious replacement of
> the PMC Chair). And then I'll call the vote when we are all informed
> enough! And thanks again to both Louis and Jan for bringing a fresh
> perspective, I haven't acknowledged you explicitly for it but I agree
> with Marcus that while we are quiet we do read and think. Anyway, it's
> better to be sure that we are ready to vote.

maybe a crazy idea:

When reading both summaries I think both are close to each other as both 
want to strengthen the community. Louis seems to focus on marketing (and 
to improve the look other have from the outside) and Jan is focusing 
more on resource improvements inside of the project. For realizing both 
ideas we need to improve the community and its work.

So, what about to let both try to realize this as kind of dual chair?


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