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From Alan Cabrera <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Creation of the Incubator Ombudsman
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:48:53 GMT
Not a lot of power.  Just a designated safe person to bring issues up with.  I trust the relevant,
empowered, parties in the ASF to work with the ombudsman to resolve the issues in a confidential
safe manner.
  

Regards,
Alan

On Jun 16, 2013, at 10:41 AM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Yeah I get that, but I'm wondering what sort of power we'd
> impart to the position besides information gathering.  It
> might make an interesting complementary position to the
> chair that's more directly focused on the Incubator as it
> presents itself to podlings, which is something we recently
> discussed in relation to the recent chair vote.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Alan Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com>
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Cc: 
>> Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:36 PM
>> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Creation of the Incubator Ombudsman
>> 
>> 
>> On Jun 15, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Joseph Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> This is a suggestion that has come up in the past, and the typical 
>> counter-argument is that this is something the chair needs to provide 
>> themselves.
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> The usual reason for an ombudsman is to have a safe third party to bring up 
>> issues up privately.  Podling members may feel too intimidated to complain to 
>> mentors/IPMC chairs to complain.  Maybe the complaint may be an absentee, or 
>> problem, mentor or chair.  One never knows.
>> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Alan
>> 
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