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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
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. 

Cheers,
Chris

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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