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From Erik Abele <e...@codefaktor.de>
Subject Re: Mentors - the more, the merrier? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:58:52 GMT
On 12.07.2006, at 19:39, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 7/11/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> (And I'll note now that I'm interested in participating, although  
> can't
>> commit the time to be a mentor right now.)
>>
>
> this seems like a good opportunity to reintroduce an existing issue (
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/ 
> 200607.mbox/% 
> 3c88f5d710607050529i1e49e7a3q53d2539fac0542bc@mail.gmail.com%3e)
> under a better heading :-)
>
> the incubator seems to be moving to favouring more mentors. this works
> better in many ways: it gives an initial ppmc a builtin quruom and  
> provides
> better oversight. the role of a solo mentor has traditionally been  
> difficult
> and has consumed a lot of energy. multiple mentors would allow wider
> participation (without some of the current worries about mentors  
> becoming
> overstretched by working on too many projects).
>
> but this approach may lead to problems if none of the mentors  
> actually have
> enough consistent energy to devote to the podling.
>
> i've been wondering whether the answer may be to have a chair for  
> each ppmc
> analogous to the role of the pmc chair. the initial pmc would be  
> composed of
> the mentors for the podling and so a chair would need to be elected  
> from
> within their number. at least one mentor would therefore need to  
> commit to
> devote the energy required to perform this role. they would also  
> form the
> first point of contact for the incubator pmc.
>
> opinions?

I really like that so +1 (although I think it'll be hard for some  
podlings to learn another role; heck, if they can't figure out this  
one, they don't belong here anyway :-P).

Cheers,
Erik


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