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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: piling on
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:00:07 GMT
On Jul 19, 2006, at 3:34 PM, Ian Holsman wrote:

> I was more thinking of how mentors volunteer to guide the project
> should the podlings have a say on who gets to mentor them?
> for example I could become a mentor of Blaize (I actually like the  
> project)
> but shouldn't the proposer have a say ?

I think so -- an unwelcome mentor is a waste of everyone's time.

I also think mentors need commit access, since I don't believe it is
possible to mentor a collaborative project without showing by example.
It is kind of like getting advice at a barn-raising from some bystander
who isn't willing to lend a hand.  The advice will be heard for about
five minutes, after which the people doing the work will simply ignore
the bystander (even if the advice is good).  Community is more than
just being in the same place at the same time.


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