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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: my pTLP view
Date Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:22:04 GMT
On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:58 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> ...They are reporting to the Board. We know what inactivity looks like. So we
>> ask the PMC to fix it, or we shut them down....
> I know how that works, it's just that with your pTLP proposal the
> podling is "at the mercy" of their mentors - if the Incubator PMC
> disappears it might be hard for them to recruit initial or new
> mentors. Not a blocker for me, just an observation.

I want to be clear about the hypothetical here. I think it is, "The
board establishes a PMC containing some people whom it knows and
trusts, and there is a larger community of some other people whom it
would like to get to know and trust. (Or, even, the board included
some of the second group in the PMC at the outset.) Before the second
group merges with the first group, the first group loses motivation
and disappears."

It seems to me that this is not likely. To me, at least, signing up to
be a PMC member is a much clearer commitment than signing up as a
mentor, and, while I might be distracted for a month here and there,
I'm not going to just wander away. I think I'd be pretty much typical
(in this one tiny respect) of anyone that the board for a new PMC. To
get into the pickle Bertrand is musing about, more than one of the
group has to wander off, so that the remainder are not available to
help recruit some successors from the general membership.

> -Bertrand
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