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From Stephen McConnell <>
Subject Re: PPMCs and oversight
Date Sat, 27 Dec 2003 04:04:34 GMT

Berin Lautenbach wrote:

> Noel,
> No - I agree :>.
> My comments about a mentor is nothing to do with Status files or the 
> like.  It's all about having one formal link between the current ASF 
> and the particular project in incubation.
> In fact that person doing all the status reports etc. I would see as 
> counterproductive, for all the reasons you detail below.  But they 
> should be the person who kicks these things off and helps the PPMC 
> ensure they start occuring.
> The "formal mentor" is not even necessarily a development person, just 
> someone who is assigned to assist the project get underway, and who is 
> seen by the INcubator PMC as the person who should be ensuring 
> everything is happening the way it should.
> That is *not* the PPMC.  The purpose of the PPMC is to get a group in 
> place that will become the PMC on maturation.  The mentor is the 
> person guiding the PPMC in its role at the start and playing less of a 
> role as time goes on.  But (IMO) you need someone to formally 
> bootstrap the PPMC and ensure everything is going properly. 




Stephen J. McConnell

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