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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: HEP proposal
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:00:20 GMT
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> On 07/14/2010 10:46 AM, Eli Collins wrote:
>> 5. How the set of editors is selected?
>>>   "The editors are apointed and removed by the PMC informally, similar to
>>>   how the Apache Board appoints shepherds to projects."
>>> This needs a reference. How does Apache Board appoints shepherds?
>> Good question, anyone know? Since it's informal I imagine shepherds
>> volunteer. The editors could be a subset of the PMC that either
>> volunteers or is rotated periodically.
> Shepherds are assigned randomly by the chair 48 hours before each meeting.
>  Perhaps a better analogy for an editor is an Incubator Champion?
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Champion
> Champions are volunteers.  So, rather than assigning an editor, a HEP might
> ask for one to volunteer.  Any PMC member might volunteer.

That sounds reasonable. Having a PMC member volunteer will likely result in
someone who has more expertise in the area and will perhaps be more


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