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From Tetsuya Kitahata <tets...@apache.org>
Subject Re: xmlbeans project
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:57:07 GMT

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 19:20:53 +1000
(Subject: Re: xmlbeans project)
Berin Lautenbach <berin@ozemail.com.au> wrote:

> Tetsuya Kitahata wrote:
> > The only one thing I felt something out of joint is
> > usage of the term, "Shepherd".
> > 
> > In the *real* business world, the role of "Shepherd" would
> > be called as the role of "Mentor".
> > 
> > The word "Mentor" was (originally) derived from Greek Myth
> > (Mentor was a good teacher of Odysseus' children), however,
> > it is used to indicate "Good Teacher", "Precursor", "Senior"
> > , "Mental Supporter" etc.
> > 
> > I prefer to use this term, "Mentor".
> > e.g. the ASF mentoring member
> 
> :>.  Shepherd also has implications of a protector who provides all,
> which is not quite what I think the role is about.

I did not know that Shepherd also could imply the protector...
like "Angel" :D
# The term "Angel" is also used in the INCUBATION process in
# the *real* business world... e.g. Venture Angel

> Happy to change the term in the doc if people think it should be
> changed, but it seems to be fairly consistently used?

i'm [+1] :D


-- Tetsuya (tetsuya@apache.org)



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