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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Side Discussion; Mentorship [PROPOSAL][VOTE] Subversion
Date Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:21:32 GMT
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 07:06, Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:23 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
> <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>> Greg Stein wrote:
>>>
>>> Sponsors
>>>  * Champion: Greg Stein
>>
>> Cool
>>
>>>  * Nominated Mentors: Justin Erenkrantz, Greg Stein, Sander Striker, Daniel
Rall
>>
>> Once again, caution against committers == mentors (== 'project leads').
>> It puts certain committers above others, an inequitable situation.
>
> But it has the huge advantage of making sure that the mentors are
> actively engaged all the time, know quite a lot about the podling's
> situation, and are already well-known and trusted by the project's
> community. I would say the very clear benefits far outweigh the
> potential problems, and I prefer the model like that.
>
> Most communities have situations where certain people have more power
> than others whether officially or in practice, and communities that
> can't deal with that have other issues.

Very well said!

Cheers,
-g

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