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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Shepherds
Date Sun, 12 Jul 2015 01:34:54 GMT
On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 4:52 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> > Please have that incorporated in the Roles and Responsibilities page (
> > http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html)
>
> The shepherd institution is slowly tailing away as fewer and fewer
> shepherds participate.  I don't see this as a bad thing, as the
> crucial functionality of the shepherds -- making sure podlings in
> trouble don't slip through the cracks -- is now achieved by requiring
> Mentor signoff and by putting podlings who don't report into "monthly"
> reporting. It's the Report Manager and the Chair who take care of
> that.
>
> Rather than shunt volunteer energy towards shepherds, it would be nice
> if we had more Report Managers.


True enough.  But I still use shepherd report a good bit.

I will request some volunteer time of our recent joiners.

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