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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Clarify the role of the Champion as an "incubation coordinator" (was: should podlings have informal chairs?)
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:28:06 GMT
On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Benson Margulies
<bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...2) We redefine the term Champion to be a sort of meta-mentor who,
> somehow, watches out for bears or missing mentors without necessarily
> getting deeply involved...

That's exactly what I'm suggesting.

>
> ...As far as I'm concerned, the original role of Champion is fairly silly
> and symbolic, and any ASF member can help a podling make a proposal to
> the incubator....

I wouldn't say silly, it is reassuring for a new podling to have
someone help with their initial interactions with the ASF.

But as you say that role evaporates once the project starts, so it
seems to make sense to give more meaning to it, considering that that
fills some existing gaps.

-Bertrand

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