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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions
Date Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:05:41 GMT
Hello guys,

>> We used that for getting an Apache-licensed J2EE server (Geronimo), but we
>> did *not* for OOo. We left that decision to the IPMC. I believe the concept
>> is obsolete and can be removed from the docs. I do not forsee the Board
>> taking such an action in the future.
>
> If my memory serves me, the OO proposal listed the board as the
> sponsor, yet we handled it as a decision of the ipmc like any other.
> I'm in favor of your idea of removing it from the doc. The board can
> always take its fiat out for a drive if some extraordinary
> circumstance arises some day.

I have already removed it from the docs today (see commit log) as I
understood from our discussion.

Cheers,
Christian

>
>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -g
>> On Sep 20, 2011 4:36 PM, "Benson Margulies" <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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 think the champion role is obsolete?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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