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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject Re: Common naming accross policy/process/roles
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
> From: Nicola Ken Barozzi <>

> What about simply:
> Sponsor (was Sponsoring Entity) - the PMC or Board that accepts a
> candidate for incubation.
> Mentor (was Shepherd and Sponsor) - the Apache Member (or member of a 
> Sponsoring PMC) who champions a new candidate and works to see it 
> through the incubation process.

The only reason I left Champion (or whatever we
want to call it) was that the role does play a part in the 
start up of incubation, and is not necessarily the Mentor.

E.g. XMLBeans, where Steven Noels did most of the work to
help the candidate through the initial process and then
Ted took on the role of Shepherd.  (Note that this doens't
mean the Champion ducks out - Steve is still around in 

There was a thread some time back from memory on this -
where we came to the conclusion that the kind of person that
makes a great Champion is not necessarily the person who
makes a great mentor, so we agreed to keep the two
separate - gives some flexibility.


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