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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:35:50 GMT
The default sponsor is the incubator PMC. if you just put that in a
proposal and offer it up, it just happens.

Board sponsorship happens for 'special' circumstances (like OO), and I
don't pretend to understand why it's important.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Christian Grobmeier
> <grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was looking into that:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Sponsor
>>
>> And thought, if an upcoming podling is deciding to become a TLD it
>> should ask the board to sponsor it.
>> Now I have been told from Andrus that this is not the case and usually
>> the Incubator is sponsoring TLD projects.
>
> Yes, as I said on the board list I don't remember the board sponsoring
> incubating projects recently.
>
>>...how is the way to have the
>> Incubator as a sponsor? Just asking? Just adding to the proposal? ...
>
> Yes, just add it and people will complain if they see a problem.
>
>> ...If this is the case, then is "Champion" obsolete? Actually I was always
>> doubting this role a bit....
>
> The champion is a person, while the sponsor is a PMC - what makes you
> think the champion role is obsolete?
>
> -Bertrand
>
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