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Governance Rules

(adopted 4 August 2010, amended and updated thereafter)

Table of Contents

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  • Participate actively in Sakai collab email list discussions and deliberations (http://collab.sakaiproject.org/mailman/listinfo)on public and private PMC lists
  • Participate actively in scheduled calls in areas of release management, maintenance, QA, Accessibility, etc. - Full schedule of calls
  • Contribute actively to Sakai planning, design, development, testing, release, etc.
  • Contribute actively to Sakai software maintenance (contribute patches, QA testing, etc.)
  • Contribute actively to community documentation (https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/)

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  • Participate actively in PMC discussions and deliberations
  • Contribute actively to Sakai planning, design, development, testing, release, etc.
  • Help maintain PMC documentation.
1.2 PMC chair

Rotating position. Elected by a simple majority vote of membership unless replaced by vice-chair according to order of succession described below.
Term: 6 months
the membership. The chair shall hold office for a period of one year or until his or her successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.  If the chair resigns or is removed the vice-chair will succeed to the chair and serve out the remainder of the former chair's term.  If an election results in a tie between candidates for the position of chair, successive run-off elections will be held until a candidate is elected by a simple majority vote of the membership.

Eligibility: active PMC member

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  1. Propose schedule for upcoming releases, propose vote for acceptance and announcement of new releases, send email announcing new releases.
  2. Organize meetings or online discussions when necessary; responsible for assembling agenda
  3. Serve as meeting/discussions moderator
  4. Manages and facilitates process of vetting and voting on proposals. Voting results should be summarized in confluence
  5. Ensure that outstanding issues/proposals are not forgotten or ignored
  6. Serve as the PMC's initial contact point with the outside world.
    • Provide regular, monthly updates to the list of accomplishments on PMC Home page
    • Schedule regular monthly teleconferences with Sakai Foundation Executive Director (Ian Dolphin)
    • Occasional attendance (via teleconference) at Sakai/JaSig board meetings
  7. Serve as a sakai2-PMC the list owner and moderator for PMC mail lists.
  8. Provide summary reports of PMC proposals and decisions.
  9. Oversee PMC documentation in Confluence.
1.3 PMC vice-chair

Rotating position. Elected by a simple majority vote of the membership every 6 months. Succeeds current PMC chair when the chair's term expires.
Term: 6 months
. The vice chair shall hold office for a period of one year or until his or her successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.  If the vice-chair resigns, is removed or replaces a chair who has resigned or been removed a special election will be held to elect a vice chair to serve out the remainder of the term.  If an election results in a tie between candidates for the position of vice chair, successive run-off elections will be held until a candidate is elected by a simple majority vote of the the membership.

Eligibility: active PMC member

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If a vote is required, it is usually secret with an unbiased PMC member (e.g. not a candidate, such as current PMC chair) gathering the votes and reporting the results.

The method for breaking a tie is still subject to debate. Suggestions include:

  • In a future PMC election if there is a tie, a run off election will be held among the tied candidates following the same election procedures. 
  • If members are still tied after the election, a virtual coin toss will be held when only two tied candidates are left.
  • The coin toss method may change, but currently it will be via http://cointossr.com/ between the chair and vice chair. The candidate who is represented by heads and tails is arranged prior to the toss when the chair sends the link to the vice chair.