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From Nick Kew <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Mentor disengagement - a suggestion
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:32:02 GMT
On Mon, 2015-10-12 at 16:10 +0200, Emmanuel L├ęcharny wrote:

> Regarding inactive mentors, this is quite simple : we have a monthly
> report that has to be signed off by mentors, if one mentor does not sign
> it three time in a raw, shouldn't we consider that this mentor has
> already stepped down ?

Hmmm.  I can think of at least one occasion when that would've
saved me sinking into limbo from which it gets ever harder to
extricate oneself.  I express interest in a podling, get signed
up as mentor without really meaning to.  Then my personal
circumstances get difficult, and all Apache activities get shelved
while I'm caring for a serious invalid.  She dies, but it's
a year on and I can't re-engage with the podling.  Or indeed,
for quite some time, the Incubator.

A well-defined withdraw-by-default process would've been a
blessing.  And I expect many disengaged mentors could tell
similar stories.

-- 
Nick Kew


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