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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] how to add many committers to a new project (was: Re: [VOTE] Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation)
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:36:36 GMT
If you read Roy's thread you'd have known that what you're
suggesting was put forth by Noel, and Roy responded by basically
saying that putting mentors in charge of a codebase they
did not work on was a mistake:

http://s.apache.org/3h4



----- Original Message ----
> From: Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, June 13, 2011 12:31:00 PM
> Subject: [DISCUSS] how to add many committers to a new project (was: Re: [VOTE] 
>Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation)
> 
> Hey hey,
> 
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com>  wrote:
> > +1 binding.  Given the sheer number of committers involved in  this podling
> > there will be some work to do trying to gel a coherent  development 
community
> > out of the group.  While I am optimistic, I am  reminded of Roy's cautions
> > about "piling on" [1] to a prospective  podling, and am not entirely 
>convinced
> > that it's necessarily a good  thing that we promote the idea of "getting in
> > on the ground floor" wrt  new podlings.
> >
> > [1]- http://s.apache.org/VT5
> 
> Perhaps one  approach the podling could take at the guidance of its
> mentors is to create  accounts on demand. I.e. first order of business
> is getting basic  infrastructure up (I think everyone is looking
> forward to having traffic on  general@incubator back to normal -:) ),
> next up is getting the initial code  import. Next after that you start
> adding in the people that have sent in CLAs  and are wanting to touch
> the code/website/etc. That's what harmony did. It  helped the project
> get into a mode of voting in new people frequently, and it  also helped
> make visible to the project that it was ok if you didn't show up  on
> day  0.
> 
> cheers...
> 
> Leo
> 
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