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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: timeline of Apache Incubator history
Date Sat, 22 Oct 2011 04:18:44 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Weir [mailto:robweir@apache.org]
> Sent: Saturday, 22 October 2011 8:03 AM
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: timeline of Apache Incubator history
> 
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 2:57 AM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > Rob Weir wrote:
> >> David Crossley wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Please see
> >> > http://incubator.apache.org/history/
> >> >
> >> > This is a Timeplot chart of the number of projects handled by the
> >> > Incubator.
> >> >
> >> > The "green" line shows the "Count podlings entered incubation".
> >> > The "yellow" line shows the "Total podlings currently in incubation".
> >> >
> >> > The growth of the yellow line is showing that we do have more
> >> > podlings entering incubation than graduating/retiring.
> >> > This is not sustainable.
> >>
> >> Are there any stats on mentors over time?
> >
> > Not yet, but we could start now. Perhaps could programatically obtain
> > historical data using svn from the old projects/index.xml file.
> >
> > Clutch has been gathering and showing the mentors list at
> > http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html#mentors
> >
> > What statistics were you thinking of?
> > Perhaps "total number of member/project instances".
> > Something else?
> 
> With classrooms, the student-to-teacher ratio is something that is often
> looked at.  The equivalent would probably be the mentor:PPMC member
> ratio
> 
> > Over-committedness index perhaps? :-)
> >
> 
> Exactly.

So rather than be congratulatory of Mentors you want these stats to call
them out for doing too much ? What then, tell them to resign if they are doing
more than how many projects , 3 , 4 , 7 ?

Far out.

> 
> > -David
> >
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