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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: Common naming accross policy/process/roles
Date Sun, 26 Oct 2003 21:00:55 GMT
On Sat, 2003-10-25 at 00:49, Berin Lautenbach wrote:
> Peoples,
> In line with what I have seen in the last couple of weeks on preferred 
> terms I have updated the Policy/Process and Roles and Responsibilities 
> documents so that we have :
> Champion (was Sponsor) - the Apache Member (or member of a Sponsoring 
> PMC) who champions a new candidate prior to being accepted by a Sponsor.

Who has any idea what this actually means without looking up the
definition? Why not call it what it is: Member Sponsor.

> Sponsor (was Sponsoring Entity) - the PMC or Board that accepts a 
> candidate for incubation.

How about PMC Sponsor, again for the same reason as above.

> Mentor (was Shepherd) - the responsible Apache Member who works with a 
> podling to see it through the incubation process.

Are there actually cases where the member sponsoring the new project
isn't the mentor? I mean, who is going to 'champion' a new project and
then leave it to someone else to mentor?

Do we really need to create jargon for the incubator? Looking at the
word podling I had no idea what it was at first in the context of the
incubator. I checked if the word actually exists, as I had never heard
the word before, and it's a cod-like fish that is salted and dried.


Jason van Zyl

In short, man creates for himself a new religion of a rational
and technical order to justify his work and to be justified in it.
  -- Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society

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