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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: 2015-08-24 Future Board Reports
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:10:46 GMT
I don't know, Simon.

I suspect there are a variety of approaches to how reports to the Board are arrived at on
Apache Projects.  The most visible activity I have seen is on the Incubator PMC, and I suspect
that is a level to aspire to.  

I am also fairly confident that the Chair has great flexibility although it remains the Chair's
specific accountability.

For substantive matters and issues that don't fall into those few categories that require
private treatment at the PMC, I anticipate that the community will be fully apprised, even
before any mention in a report to the Board, assuming it needs any Board attention at all.
 If I, as Chair, fall short in assuring that, it will be evident in any disparity between
the accepted Board reports and what the community would find unsurprising.  I would expect
to be called-out on that and I will clean it up.

The Board places great reliance on PMCs to manage affairs at the level where they are the
most informed and able to act.  I suspect they count on the Chair and the reports to the board
as assurance that such reliance is warranted.

I will provide more that might be useful to you in my response to the question from Louis

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Phipps [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 02:07
To: dev <>;
Subject: Re: 2015-08-24 Future Board Reports

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 4:26 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton <>

> Until further notice, the AOO Report to the Board will be developed by the
> Chair privately with the PMC and will not be made or discussed in public
> before its submission and acceptance by the Board.  Subsequent to that
> acceptance and its publication by the Board, typically a month later, the
> final version will also be made available for the information of the full
> Apache OpenOffice community and as part of the project's historical
> materials.

Please forgive my lack of Apache-wide insight, but is this approach common
in other Apache projects or unique to AOO?



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