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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Clarify the role of the Champion as an "incubation coordinator" (was: should podlings have informal chairs?)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:38:02 GMT
On 24 November 2011 17:34, ant elder <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Ross Gardler
> <> wrote:
>> On 24 November 2011 17:17, Dennis E. Hamilton <> 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?

For me that is exactly why I like the idea. they can lead the
graduation process - less work for the mentors ;-)


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