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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Community readiness-when does it show?
Date Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:03:07 GMT
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 5:42 AM, J Aaron Farr<farra@apache.org> wrote:
>> If a community meets all the criteria, but hasn't discovered a new
>> committer (or two) by itself, is the community ready for graduation?
>> If not, how can we—mentors— nudge the community to focus on this
>> thing, without it becoming an exercise in "checking the check marks"?
>
> There are at least two scenarios:

Yup, but I'd like to add a third one:
 - the podling has voted in a new committer, but only because the
committer was 'discovered' by the mentors

It is hard work to keep track of contributors and identify those with
enough merit, when you are busy solving licensing issues, releasing
and trying to keep your project going. Wouldn't a community only be
ready when they themselves are capable of looking beyond their own
coding, contemplate what's happening in their community and take
necessary action?

While I understand that Mentors should prod the community into action
at times, but shouldn't Mentors also take a step back and let the
community become enlightened by themselves?

Martijn

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