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From Marko Rodriguez <okramma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Mentor neutrality policy
Date Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:52:16 GMT
Hi,

> We hope and trust mentors to wear their hats well.

This quote from a colleague of mine has always stuck with me:

	"Hope is not a strategy."

Take care,
Marko.

http://markorodriguez.com


> 
>> On Oct 9, 2015, at 11:07 AM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Incubator folks,
>> 
>> I would like to propose we adopt a mentor neutrality policy for
>> incubating podlings:
>> 
>> - A mentor must not be financially tied to the project or its incubation
>> status.
>> - A mentor must not have a vested interest in incubating, graduating or
>> dismantling a podling that goes beyond the general Apache mission
>> - A mentor must not be affiliated with the entity granting the code
>> (company or original project community)
>> 
>> Furthermore, I would like to see this extended to votes on graduating or
>> retiring podlings, so that only people with no organizational (aparty
>> from the ASF) or financial ties to the project (or the companies behind
>> it) can cast a binding vote on graduation or retirement.
>> 
>> This would essentially mean:
>> 
>> - If you work for a company (or are hired as consultant/advisor) that is
>> entering a project into incubation, you cannot mentor it nor vote
>> for/against its incubation, graduation or retirement.
>> - If you are a in the original community behind the project, you cannot
>> mentor it nor vote for/against it.
>> 
>> I believe this would create a neutral mentorship whose sole mission is
>> to guide podlings with the interests of the ASF in mind.
>> 
>> 
>> Please do discuss this. If there is (mostly) positive feedback, I would
>> like to, at some point, have a vote on including this in the Incubator
>> policy. I realize this would cut down on the number of potential
>> mentors, and I would ask that more people step up to the challenge of
>> mentoring if adopted.
>> 
>> With regards,
>> Daniel
>> 
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