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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Commons RDF to join the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:53:51 GMT
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Lewis John Mcgibbney
<lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've added myself a potentially a Champion for the Commons RDF. I've also
> added Apache Any23 as a potential sponsoring entity.
> For context, Any23 was sponsored through the incubator by Apache Tika. Upom
> graduation, Any23 then then came to be a TLP.
> I would be very willing to see Commons RDF through the incubator and would
> appreciate if people consider me for both Champion and for Any23 as a
> sponsoring entity (if one is required).

Awesome!

These days, the Sponsoring Entity is rarely anything other than the Incubator.
It means that a TLP other than the Incubator has voted to take charge of
incubating the project, supervising mentoring and monitoring progress.

    http://incubator.apache.org/guides/proposal.html#template-sponsoring-entity

If the Any23 PMC has such plans, let's talk -- otherwise, it's great to
see this proposal receive support from members of the Any23 community!

There is some question as to whether you're also signing on to be a Mentor in
addition to taking the Champion role, Lewis.  The proposal wiki page changed
several times this morning but currently lists you as both.  What's your
status?

I feel like one more formal Incubator Mentor besides Rob Vesse would make this
a very strong proposal.  Rob is extremely capable, but a first-time Mentor
shouldn't have to be the only one listed and the community has related that
giving outsiders formal roles will help them in their outreach to other RDF
projects.

This is going to be a fun and easy job.  Sergio is deeply committed, Andy is one
of the IPMC's best, Benedikt has signed on to represent Commons, and the
sophistication of the emails in this thread speaks for itself.  Who's in?

Marvin Humphrey

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