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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Reliability of the podling reports schedule and list of incubator projects
Date Sun, 06 Jul 2008 14:27:16 GMT

On Jul 5, 2008, at 18:50, Craig L Russell wrote:

> A very simple approach would be to send a message to each podling- 
> dev list reminding them to check the

>  page and file a report if they're due.
> I don't think it's an imposition or a burden to remind people that  
> as a podling they have responsibilities to the incubator. And if  
> they see that they're not even on the page, it might catalyze some  
> positive behavior.

Heya, I'm new so I thought I just lurk and don't comment,
but these were my exact thoughts when we ran into the
issue of having to produce a report quickly with CouchDB.

Especially with new projects that have their heads swirling
from all the new things they must learn with the ASF and
the Incubator it is understandable that they don't have this
on their radar and a simple email notification sounds like
a good problem to solve this.


> Craig
> On Jul 5, 2008, at 5:44 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does aynone have an opinon on this? If we agree that there's a
>> problem, we might at least create a jira issue to remind us to fix it
>> when someone has time.
>> -Bertrand
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
>> <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> With my (shiny new ;-) board hat on, I'm following up on a a concern
>>> expressed at yesterday's board meeting.
>>> It seems like the schedule of incubator podling reports to the  
>>> board,
>>> as well as the list of incubating projects at [2] is not very  
>>> reliable
>>> - probably due to the well-known "redundant and scattered metadata"
>>> problem.
>>> For example, it seems like Pig had never reported before, although
>>> it's been incubating for a few months, as it was missing from the  
>>> wiki
>>> reporting schedule page [1] (*blush* - I'm a mentor for that
>>> project...).
>>> Recent discussions also show that Rat is missing from the incubator
>>> home page, and the status of Composer seems unclear.
>>> Having a master status file and generating the reporting schedule,
>>> project status overview (including mentors names) might be a nice  
>>> way
>>> to have a traceable single point of maintenance for this data. And/ 
>>> or
>>> maybe deriving part of this info from svn setup and authorizations.
>>> Assuming there's agreement on the problem, do we have any volunteers
>>> for working on that?
>>> -Bertrand
>>> [1]
>>> [2]
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