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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject RE: Common naming accross policy/process/roles
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2003 01:38:47 GMT
> From: "Noel J. Bergman" <>

> Remind me, please.  With respect to Sponsor, why not just say that the
> Sponsor is either a Member or a PMC (via the PMC Chair or a Member who is a
> PMC member)?  If a PMC is bringing a project for incubation, it would be the
> Sponsor.  If a Member is sponsoring a project, the Member is the Sponsor.
> Remember that there need not be a known destination for the graduating
> project.  The Mentor/Shephard is a person, a member of the Incubator PMC,
> who will accepts the responsibility of guiding the project.

My understanding was that there will always be a PMC (or
the board) that accepts a candidate on behalf of the ASF.
Where there is no Sponsor, the Incubator PMC acts in that
role and votes to accept the candidate (thus becoming the
Sponsor).  The documentation is currently written this way,
with the caveat that where the Incubator PMC is the sponsor,
one of the exit criteria will be finding an owner on exit.
(Owner might be the board for a Pod/Podling that becomes a


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