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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Evolution instead of a revolution (Was: Time to vote the chair?)
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 01:19:58 GMT
On 4 February 2012 01:06, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> The main problem I see, and what Joe seems to complain about a lot, is that mentors seem
to fail at mentoring.  Creating a
> project that reports to the board whose mentors stop mentoring just pushes the problem
to the board, which is IMO not what they
> should be having to deal with.

I agree. This proposal in its current form solves on problem (IPMC
inefficiencies) and moves another the problem (inadequate mentoring),

I think the problem here is that the supporters of this proposal are
diligent and committed mentors. I'm here to tell them that sometimes
mentors are not as able to remain focussed in this way. We need to put
a safety net in place for the podlings that find themselves lost at
sea. The IPMC was created to provide that safety net. Over the years
it has become so entangled it is no longer useful.

We need to rebuild the safety net, not remove it completely (that
doesn't necessarily mean we have to keep the IPMC)


Ross
I say it is needed.

Ross


-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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