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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: should podlings have informal chairs?
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:17:04 GMT
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Brett Porter wrote:
>> ...Should we appoint one of the mentors at the start to be the "chair" of
>> the PPMC, in the same way as a full project? I would see them as
>> responsible for ensuring the podling is reporting, and that all of the
>> mentors are engaged and signing off the reports...
> I like the idea, should help fix the problem of inactive mentors and
> missing reports.


> But, as others said, we should avoid giving the impression that this person
> has more power than others - it's just a coordination task IMO.


> How about using a different name? Or reuse the "champion" role for that?

in the past I have already doubt the sense of a "champion". Now with
this new role it would make more sense to me. Therefore I would like
the idea that the Champion should have this role.

But I think there must be a chance to change the Champion hat once the
project has started incubation.


>> ..As the podling matures, this role could be transitioned to the person
>> who will be nominated as the chair of the project after it graduates, if
>> they are ready for that...
> Agreed.
> -Bertrand


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