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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Nomination of Chris Mattman for the IPMC Chair (was: Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:43:35 GMT
On Feb 3, 2012, at 10:24 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> On 2/3/2012 8:07 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> [...snippage...]
>>> I just don't think it is realistic to imagine that in 60 days from
>>> some near-term board meeting, we can set up this new plan, debug it,
>>> and transition the existing clutch. While this can't avoid ending up
>>> as electioneering, I don't think it a good idea to simply appoint an
>>> IPMC chairman who is focussed like a laser beam on this restructuring
>>> to the exclusion of making the best of what we're currently doing.
>> This makes sense to me.  Podlings are an obvious granularity to try out this.
>> Over a period of years we dissolved Jakarta.  We started by graduating
>> Ant and Tomcat to be TLPs.  This was once a new concept.  Over time,
>> less and less remained under the umbrella.
>> Selecting individual podlings that seem best equipped to try out the
>> new experiment would be a reasonable way to proceed.
> I'm actually thinking the thru-process test might be more useful.  Take
> the next two incubating projects 'accepted', put Chris and I each on one
> of them with another few mentors each as usual, give them the board
> resolutions to create them as "Project, Incubating" "accountable to the
> policies proscribed by the VP, Incubator", and see how the process flows.
> Chris and I have each incubated a few projects all the way through, so
> it should be easy for us to note obstacles and roadblocks that need to
> be corrected through docs and policy revisions.

Yep, that's fine with me and we have some already being discussed 
potential "podlings" in the old model that would fit this. 


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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