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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "PodlingBillOfRights" by JoeSchaefer
Date Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:20:41 GMT
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The "PodlingBillOfRights" page has been changed by JoeSchaefer:

start cracking the whip

New page:
First a clarification- as provisional constructs of the Incubator PMC, podlings have no official
standing in the corporation known as The Apache Software Foundation.  So technically, it is
a farce to claim that podlings have any formal rights whatsoever. What we write about here
are promises and covenants the Incubator PMC will make a good-faith effort to honor.

1) First, podlings have a right to expect active participation and guidance from their mentors.
 That typically includes participation in release votes, discussions and votes on new personnel,
and signing off on a podling's quarterly reports.

2) Podlings who find a mentor falling short of the above expectations have the right to fire
them by a majority consensus vote on their private list.  Just don't be denigrating about
it, since mentors are always volunteers and not paid staff.

3) Podlings who find themselves in need of additional mentors have the right to ask general@incubator
for more mentors to volunteer.

4) Podlings have the right to expect their quarterly reports to be read, reviewed, and critiqued
by "shepherds" on the Incubator PMC, who are typically outside the podling's set of mentors.

5) Podlings have the right to express private concerns about anything related to their incubation
to the Incubator Ombudsman, who will handle such communications as if they were sent anonymously.

6) Podlings have the right to express their opinions concerning their incubation efforts post-graduation
(or post-mortem) in the form of an anonymous survey.

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