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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Mentors - the more, the merrier? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 00:18:33 GMT
Erik Abele wrote:
> On 12.07.2006, at 19:39, 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?
> I really like that so +1 (although I think it'll be hard for some 
> podlings to learn another role; heck, if they can't figure out this one, 
> they don't belong here anyway :-P).




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