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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject Re: [RT] Multiple Mentors
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:39:00 GMT

I suppose the only slight reservation would be who is accountable?  The 
old "Fred Bloggs is looking after that" can kick in.  I think the 
Incubator PMC also wants to be able to hold people accountable for 
inubation activities.  Gets harder with multiple people.

Does it have to be formally done?  There can be a single "Mentor" with 
others involved and helping out.


Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>  From the current incubations, it's becoming quite clear IMO that a 
> single Mentor is not enough for most, if not all, incubated projects.
> As PMCs are composed of more than one member, we need more Mentors or 
> each project, so that there should be *at least* one of them active in 
> every moment. In the projects where there are more than one Mentor 
> already things have been going better in this regard, in fact.
> What has been said though is that if more than one have to do something, 
> then nobody does it, as they assume others did. From what I see at 
> Apache this is generally false, as since all is done on mailing lists, 
> it's easy to see if things are being done or not.
> What I still don't know is if we need a "chair" Mentor, but since I 
> really don't see ATM the real need for it, I would keep it simple and 
> deny a different status between Mentors.
> In practice, it all boils down just to change our docs to have more than 
> one Mentor, and that all project members that abide to the Mentor 
> definition should become Mentors.
> What do you think?

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