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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Mentor neutrality policy
Date Sun, 11 Oct 2015 14:54:35 GMT
I'm -1 on this.

We have people working for companies who have a vested interest probably on
most PMC's at Apache and why should we have a different set of rules for
the Incubator PMC than any other PMC? If there is a specific concerns that
an individual is acting against the ASF's best interest, then raise it -
but don't lets prevent those who have put in the effort from having a vote.
That goes against the do-ocracy culture here.

Niall



On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 4:07 PM, 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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