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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:41:47 GMT
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Christian Grobmeier
<grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> champion |ˈCHampēən| noun
>> 1 a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition,
>> esp. in sports:
>> 2 a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else:
>>
>> The correct usage is of course definition #2
>
> What is the cause he actually fights/argues for? New folks are
> speaking to the general list on their own.

The cause is getting the podling accepted in the incubator, finding
mentors and other interested parties.

> The arguments I heard for a "Champion" were "understanding the initial
> process" or "passing the process hurdles". In addition to "somebody
> from the ASF need to show interest".
>
> (mĕn'tôr', -tər)
> 1) A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
> 2) Mentor Greek Mythology. Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose
> guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus.
>
> #1 applies. the projects I have seen needed counseling, not somebody
> who fight for their case.
> If you can find a first mentor, you can prove that somebody has an interest.

A mentor guides the podling through the incubation. A champion guides
the podling into the incubator. Big difference and not confusing at
all.

Martijn

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