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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Incubator PMC membership
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 20:48:46 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>> I'm curious, how does one get into the Incubator PMC?
> It's open to all members now with a simple ping - ack - short wait cycle.
> All members interested in contributing to this effort are welcomed if 
> they
> would help provide the mentoring and oversight that Incubator requires.
> Since the Incbuator PMC is the 'gateway' of projects (people+code) 
> into the
> ASF - the Incubator PMC actually is a small mirror of the members and the
> foundation itself.
> We had previously added folks as traditional PMCs grow their members, but
> something distinctive in the incubator is that once contributors succeed,
> their efforts -leave- the incubator into their own TLP or subproject :)
> Although it's possible to nominate a non-member into the Incubator 
> PMC, I'm
> expecting that, most often, folks will find their way back here as 
> their own
> efforts around the projects they've helped launch are recognized - 
> their name
> is floated for ASF membership - and they choose to return to the 
> Incubator PMC
> to help other new efforts succeed.  Along the way, obviously the 
> contributor
> becomes very familiar with the entire mission of the ASF, which helps 
> to make
> them an effective mentor.

So, ASF corporate members can become members.  That fits in with my 
understanding as well since, IIUC, ASF corporate members can join any 
PMC that they wish. 

It's interesting that non-ASF corporate members can be brought into the 
Incubator PMC.  The outcome of this is that they virtually have the same 
rights as an ASF corporate member with regards to incubating projects.   
They can add themselves as mentors and, as a result, automatically 
become members of that project's PMC.

I'm not complaining, just making an observation which may be incorrect.


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