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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Fwd: Nominations for a new PMC Chair
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:30:12 GMT
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:33 PM, 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.

I'll decline my nomination, though I did give it serious consideration
and am gratified to be nominated.

a) I don't think I can reliably meet the time commitment that this
role would require.

b) I think that progress within the larger ecosystem will require
rapprochement with the less ideological elements of the LibreOffice
community.  My past statements and writings make me too much of an
obstacle in that respect, allowing those with more radical views to
block the natural accommodation that should be occurring between these
two communities.

c) I think I can better serve the project, as I have, in other ways.

> 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.

I've generally been focused on:

a) Social media -- I manage the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts.

b) Analytics and SEO for our website

c) Track downloads and similar stats

d) Blogging

e) Materials to help new volunteers get started on the project

f) Bugzilla Admin

g) Moderator for many of the mailing lists.

In general, what I do helps amplify the visibility and recognition of
the good work that our committers do in new AOO releases.   I'm hoping
we soon get a Release Manager volunteer, and make progress on a new
release so I can be busy again in the above areas.



> The 6 nominees so far are, in alphabetical order:
> - jani    Jan Iversen
> - jsc     J├╝rgen 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.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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