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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: Mentor disengagement - a suggestion
Date Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:05:30 GMT
On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 3:24 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:24 AM, Martijn Dashorst
> <> wrote:
>> ...we should
>> strive to make incubation take not longer than a year or so. Or when
>> incubation takes longer, have a plan to switch mentors, perhaps a new
>> mentor might bring a new graduation spirit into the project...
> I like the idea of revisiting the mentors roster from time to time.
> We might just add an item to the podling's reports, asking if they
> (mentors + community) think rotating some of their mentors would be
> useful, or if they're happy with the current roster. And optionally
> make that a private comment that does not to in the public minutes.


I don't believe that speeding up incubation would be desirable for
other reasons (being done in a year is wonderful, but if not, then
what?  Killing the podling would seem unwise).  Socializing the idea
of an annual rotation of mentors would be a good thing; as long as
plenty of room is left for people who are both active and wish to
remain.  Sign-offs are one way to determine potential activity, and
reports like the one I provided previously but organized in a
different manner might be helpful as a catalyst for the right
discussions to occur.  I'll note that podlings already have a
reporting schedule and a start date.  This could be used to spread out
the notion of an annual review of mentors.  Applying this consistently
to all projects (as opposed to singling out individual projects) would
introduce less social friction.

> -Bertrand

- Sam Ruby

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