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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Mentors, PMC, and oversight.
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2006 18:37:56 GMT
On 2/18/2006 10:24 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

>Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>
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>>Noel J. Bergman wrote:
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>>>[X] is on the Incubator PMC, so he's on the Ode PPMC, and has
>>>chosen to actively participate.  ASF Members are automatically
>>>eligible for he PMC, others [can be] elected.
>>>      
>>>
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>  
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>>Does this also specifically also apply to the role of Mentor?
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>The role of Mentor is an Incubator specific notion, having no existence in
>the ASF legal structure.  Members, Officers and PMC Members, on the other
>hand, do.
>
>The Incubator PMC needs to maintain legal oversight over all of its
>constituent projects, and as the Incubator grows, it becomes vital that we
>be able to scale that oversight.  This is, in part, why I have been pushing
>to have at least three Mentors per project.  Sure, the entire PMC has a
>binding over over the entire Incubator, but no one can watch every project.
>So we need the Mentors to be active in the community.  Not only are they
>there to provide guidance, but to provide oversight.  Only PMC members have
>binding votes, as per the ASF bylaws, so Mentors need to be on the PMC in
>order to have that binding vote.
>
>So really. a Mentor is a PMC member who is choosing to be active and help in
>guiding the community.
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>

Thanks for the clarification.  Should I update

http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html

to reflect this change?


Regards,
Alan


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