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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Mentors, PMC, and oversight.
Date Sun, 19 Feb 2006 00:16:35 GMT
Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > 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.

> Thanks for the clarification.  Should I update

Well, we've needed to do some updating, but I've just posted "Incubator
Roles revisited", so we'll see what discussion falls out of it.

	--- Noel

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