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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Kato - mentors needed etc
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2008 18:47:30 GMT
Sonal Goyal wrote:
> I am an independent consultant interested in mentoring this project. A
> few things are not clear to me:
> 1. The Apache site
> states that a working codebase is essential for incubation. How do we
> start if we are at the specification level ?
> 2. Is it necessary for a mentor to be an Apache member or part of the
> Incubator PMC? How do I join otherwise ?

There might be a disconnect here in the word Mentor.  Mentorship here is
strictly talking about organizing projects around the ASF development
and community model.  If you want to help, you would just offer to be
one of the initial contributors (and contributor here doesn't have to
mean coder - it might be in documentation or design or whatever you have
to bring to the table.)

Yes, in answer to 2) above, you must be an Incubator PMC member.  The only
candidates really entertained are either already ASF members, or we have
also voted in IPMC members who have served on a project PMC for some time.
The idea is that IPMC members are already familiar with how PMCs work at
the foundation.

And in answer to 1), no there needs to be no codebase before entering the
incubator.  Although if theres no plan to produce any code, but only a
specification, the might be a good landing
place because it's organized similar to the ASF, but is designated to
foster specifications and not concerned with code.


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