Gracefully stepping down from a position is particularly important for leaders who are responsible for decisions or specific processes - for example, if your participation is needed to reach quorum in a team council. If someone in a leadership role does not have time to fulfill their role temporarily, they should warn their team in advance. If an absence becomes extended, they should step down from their leadership position until they have more time to follow through. Similarly, leaders should step down gracefully – as described in the Community Code of Conduct. When someone takes on a leadership position in the TYPO3 project, they are making a commitment to step down gracefully and to ensure that others on the team can easily continue where they leave off. Note that this is less important in cases where the leadership role does not "block" decisions while the person is absent. For example, if you are one of a team of list moderators, then an extended absence does not mean you should necessarily step down, because decisions will not be blocked by you not being there. Conversely, if your leadership seat is essential for decisions, then extended absences should be very carefully managed, and you should consider stepping down or at least nominating a stand-in while you will be away.