On Thu, 30 May 2013 08:27:38 -0600 Martin Sebor <mse...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/30/2013 06:04 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote: > > > > On May 29, 2013, at 5:55 PM, Martin Sebor <mse...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> > >> But to be chair, one needs to be a member of the foundation. > > > > That's not true. > > > > It would certainly simplify the situation if it wasn't. > > I've always understood that one would have to be based on statements > like the one below (copied from Project Management Committees (PMC)): > > Each PMC consists of at least one officer of the ASF, who shall > be designated chairperson, and may include one or more *other* > members of the ASF. The statement is correct, although non-ASF members may also be members of the project's PMC, and I think the statement was not cast very clearly. In appointing a chair, the Board simultaneously names them to be a Vice President of the Foundation, ensuring they are an officer of the ASF (and not simply a committee chair). > That suggests that chairperson is the one required member of the > foundation on a PMC. > > The chair of the PMC is appointed by the Board and is an officer > of the ASF (Vice President). > > Does an officer of the ASF not have to be a member? Correct. Hope my comments above made this clearer.