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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Creation of the Incubator Ombudsman
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:17:20 GMT
On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 1:41 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Ross Gardler
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>> I like the concept of "welcoming committee". I think most people do.
>
> I like the idea of a "welcoming committee", too.

+1

>> Problem is, IMHO, its
>> sheet size and diversity of opinion makes it pretty unwelcoming and often
>> contradictory in its advice - even when that advice is written in documents.
>
> Hmm, I suppose that's true -- but isn't also a problem if the "welcoming
> committee" waits passively for people to seek out its services, rather than
> actively welcoming newcomers?
>
> There's a new Samza podling setting up this week.  Who might send a "Welcome
> to the Incubator" email to their dev list, and what might it say?
>
> *   Read <http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/WhatToExpect>.
> *   Ask on general@incubator if you need help.
> *   If you have a question you're not comfortable asking in a public forum
>     like general@incubator, ask a Mentor or any other member of the Incubator
>     PMC.

Good list.

I think either the Champion or the Chair should do it. I have a slight
preference for the chair.
The champion is already known to the project. Having the chair saying
"Hi" is like some formal,
official welcome

Cheers
Christian

>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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