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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <>
Subject Re: Multiple hats for members wrt a podling
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2008 20:30:23 GMT
On Feb 1, 2008 6:00 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr. <> wrote:
> Craig L Russell wrote:
> > Hi Matt,
> >
> > I don't see a conflict for incubating projects when members assume
> > multiple roles, including Champion, Mentor, and Committer. If a Champion
> > is not a Mentor or Committer, then it's pure altruism.

(or you're a serial shiny, shiny open source startup junky ;-)

> There's only one conflict, and the 'voting' thread hints at this.
> If you are one of *many* initial committers, but throw your IPMC vote
> around, you win no respect and undermine community.


> But as only *one* of many committers, and treating your vote as equal
> to each of your fellow committers, you can balance this fairly.


> Just be sure to call out when you are throwing out an IPMC vote on the
> wisdom of essential ASF process and policy, vs. when your vote is simply
> a PPMC vote on one of many ways of doing things technically or process
> wise.  And there's no real issue if you do this fairly.

ensuring that you appear to act fairly can prevent you acting as you
otherwise would. it's much harder to have a good design ding-dong
unless everyone is an equal peer. if you're a committer and a mentor
then you're going to have to be willing to step back and listen.

- robert

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