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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Jr. Mentor role
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:06:10 GMT
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On Oct 11, 2012 8:01 PM, "Marvin Humphrey" <> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> > However, see my 'how would it help to clear 3 +1 IPMC votes hurdle'
> > on this thread'?
> If you help to audit the IP of the podling and to instill good habits and
> values, it will make it considerably easier for the formal Mentors or
> IPMC members to add their +1.

I hope not. Nobody, in my opinion, sh8old be voting on a release without
having conducted the appropriate verifications themselves.

I'm all for enabling more people who have demonstrated an understanding of
the important of proper release voting to be a part of the IPMC.

> The first AOO release got my freelance IPMC vote because it was clear that
> they knew what they were doing and were taking their role as IP stewards

(As a mentor I also voted +1 so don't take my next comments personally)

This is a perfect example of why proper reviews are necessary. In the
second AOO release a problem was discovered (that was present in the first
release). Everyone who voted +1 either missed it (human error)  or gave the
false impression that they had verified the release.

> , it is much more important
> that the community members own the task of IP management themselves than
> they pass any sort of superficial documentation review.

Isn't that a contradiction? If you voted +1 on the grounds of the PPMC
knowing what they we doing isn't that a the most "superficial of
documentation reviews"? It seems all you reviewed was some mailing list

There is no doubt the PPMC was doing a pretty good job but without proper
oversight from mentors there are a number of short cuts that would have
been taken that would have been against policy. There really needs to be a
proper review by everyone who votes. That's why we require 3 +1s rather
than a majority or some other high barrier.

> PS: People who help out with this demanding and time-consuming work
>     the sort of merit that lands them on the IPMC and in the ASF


I encourage us to empower more people who do the work so their vot3s are


> Marvin Humphrey
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