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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Resigning as Wookie Mentor
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:21:09 GMT

Thank you for all your help on Wookie to date. The kinds of 
contributions you have made (helping ensure that licence headers etc. 
are clear) are exactly the kind of contributions that are needed.

You leave a legacy that will ensure that our release (when it comes 
about) will be more likely to pass an incubator vote.

For me that kind of activity is exactly what I mean by an "active 
mentor". However, I also agree that sticking around just to provide an 
extra vote is not a good thing. If you haven't got the time to audit a 
release properly then the vote is meaningless and if you do have the 
time and inclination at the appropriate time you can still do so as an 
IPMC member.

For clarity on the general@ list Wookie is not one of those projects 
that I feel needs a different incubation process - it is a very small 
community with potential, but it cannot at this time, russle up 
sufficient committer votes and thus needs the IPMC oversight (it may get 
sufficient mentor votes as we are lucky enough to have a some interested 
mentors, but then again, it may not).


On 18/08/2010 01:02, Gav... wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am a passive Mentor, one that jumps in and says or does something when and
> if required.
> I've sorted a fair few license header issues with RAT here at Wookie, some
> are still to be resolved btw,
> but otherwise their hasn't been much for me to do.
> I had a more hands on role where needed for Log4PHP until it graduated, and
> with Libcloud I
> again take a more passive approach as there really isn't much for me to do.
> With LibCloud that
> will change as I gear up towards moving them out in the next 3 months or so.
> With all the talk currently about what a Mentor should or should not be on
> the Incubator lists,
> with lots of folks looking at 'active mentors' being the favoured option, I
> would like to resign
> as Mentor for the Wookie podling effective immediately.
> Wookie has other capable Mentors who are more 'active' and so should not
> affect the direction
> of the Wookie project in any way.
> You lose a Incubator PMC member vote of course, but that is not what it
> means to be active and I
> feel uncomfortable being a Mentor purely to be an extra vote.
> Gav...
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