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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Incubator to sponsor and accept Abdera for incubation
Date Fri, 02 Jun 2006 12:49:48 GMT
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 10:17:44AM -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
> >>Mentors:
> > 
> > One more would be good :-)
>
> First, I'm of the camp that the right number of mentors is one, but I
> respect that others differ on this.

*shrug*. What's in a name...I'll be less brief below :-)

> Second, no matter how hard I try, some on this list (and on members@)
> can't seem to look past the fact that I have the letters I.B.M.
> permananently branded across my forehead.  Their loss.

*I* blatantly refuse to accept that as any kind of reason for anything.
So especially not as an argument here :-). Ha!

> However, with that being said, whatever the wiki page may say, the
> people on this project will receive the benefit (ha!) of my personal
> style of quiet mentoring.

Ok ok, I knew that :-). What *I* like about the "three" in the
"three mentors" thing is that we have a status page somewhere 
that points at three people who are

  1) "known"
  2) on the incubator PMC
  3) looking at what the project is doing
  4) somehow also some kind of "participant"

I'm not so fond of the actual word "mentor" (or, for that matter,
"champion") at all.

this means we are sure projects can get somehow enough "binding" (as per
"binding"-through-being-on-a-PMC-which-is-defined-in-the-bylaws formal kind
of binding) +1 votes on a variety of things and that any "PPMC" can make some
kinds of decisions on its own. For example, I think Harmony's been accepting
more corporate donations on its own than the rest of the incubator combined,
and this scales well because we have incubator PMC people ("mentors") watching
and casting votes (and writing status reports and having a traceable process
etc etc). Its about scaling the incubator.

Perhaps we can just do a list of "PMC people who consider themselves in a
role to cast votes as PMC members while on a PPMC". Call it (P)PMC(P). Or
assistant TPS report commissioner.

Anyhoo. Also happy to agree to disagree. Slowly getting better at that :-)

LSD

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