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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@ozemail.com.au>
Subject Re: xmlbeans project
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:20:53 GMT
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.

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

Cheers,
     Berin



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