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From ant elder <ant.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Clarify the role of the Champion as an "incubation coordinator" (was: should podlings have informal chairs?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:34:59 GMT
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Ross Gardler
<rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> On 24 November 2011 17:17, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
>> I had hoped that the business of a PPMC-member champion being a VP-elect would have
just gone away.  That coupling is certain to inspire political motivation and purpose.
>>
>> I think that's a terrible trick to play on a PPMC.
>
> I think you may be missing a nuance in the suggestion below.
>
> The chair of a PMC is a VP of the foundation. It is not a role of
> power rather responsibility within the project (although admittedly
> the title can be important outside the ASF - that's the reward for
> some people).
>
> The suggestion below is that at some point during incubation the
> podling should elect their own champion who will take on the
> responsibilities of the champion.

I've not made up my mind about this proposal, not totally convinced
yet its a good idea though either.

If a poddling can get it together to elect their own champion aren't
they likely to be about ready to graduate anyway?

   ...ant

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