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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: Mentors - the more, the merrier? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 00:18:33 GMT
Erik Abele wrote:
> 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).

Ditto!

+1

Alex

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