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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: Mentors - the more, the merrier? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 18:46:48 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On 7/11/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <> wrote:
> <snip>
> (And I'll note now that I'm interested in participating, although can't
>> commit the time to be a mentor right now.)
> this seems like a good opportunity to reintroduce an existing issue (

> under a better heading :-)
> the incubator seems to be moving to favouring more mentors. this works
> better in many ways: it gives an initial ppmc a builtin quruom and provides
> better oversight. the role of a solo mentor has traditionally been 
> difficult
> and has consumed a lot of energy. multiple mentors would allow wider
> participation (without some of the current worries about mentors becoming
> overstretched by working on too many projects).
> but this approach may lead to problems if none of the mentors actually have
> enough consistent energy to devote to the podling.
> i've been wondering whether the answer may be to have a chair for each ppmc
> analogous to the role of the pmc chair. the initial pmc would be 
> composed of
> the mentors for the podling and so a chair would need to be elected from
> within their number. at least one mentor would therefore need to commit to
> devote the energy required to perform this role. they would also form the
> first point of contact for the incubator pmc.
> opinions?


- Sam Ruby

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