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From Steve Poole <spoole...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Kato - mentors needed etc
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2008 19:44:16 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Sonal Goyal wrote:
>   
>> I am an independent consultant interested in mentoring this project. A
>> few things are not clear to me:
>>
>> 1. The Apache site http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html
>> states that a working codebase is essential for incubation. How do we
>> start if we are at the specification level ?
>>
>> 2. Is it necessary for a mentor to be an Apache member or part of the
>> Incubator PMC? How do I join otherwise ?
>>     
>
> There might be a disconnect here in the word Mentor.  Mentorship here is
> strictly talking about organizing projects around the ASF development
> and community model.  If you want to help, you would just offer to be
> one of the initial contributors (and contributor here doesn't have to
> mean coder - it might be in documentation or design or whatever you have
> to bring to the table.)
>
> Yes, in answer to 2) above, you must be an Incubator PMC member.  The only
> candidates really entertained are either already ASF members, or we have
> also voted in IPMC members who have served on a project PMC for some time.
> The idea is that IPMC members are already familiar with how PMCs work at
> the foundation.
>
>   
Thanks Bill. So unfortunately Sonal can not be a mentor for this project.

> And in answer to 1), no there needs to be no codebase before entering the
> incubator.  Although if theres no plan to produce any code, but only a
> specification, the http://openwebfoundation.org/ might be a good landing
> place because it's organized similar to the ASF, but is designated to
> foster specifications and not concerned with code.
>
>   
Just to be clear IBM is offering to contribute its existing DTFJ code.  
So there would be an existing
working codebase for this project to use as a seed.

> Bill
>
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