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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Small but otherwise happy podlings
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:24:02 GMT

On Jan 12, 2012, at 4:11 AM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Daniel Shahaf <> wrote:
>> I was thinking about this differently: mentors be responsible for
>> ensuring IPMC has a complete picture, but normally the PPMC members
>> write the reports.  (Not unlike how, in a PMC, any PMC member might
>> write the report but it's the Chair's responsibility to ensure it is
>> complete and accurate.)
> And I want to throw in my pet peeve; 1 Mentor!
> One Responsible Mentor is better than 5 paper ones, and with a minimal
> work load (whatever that might be) the "trimmed IPMC" (also good idea)
> will know quickly when Mentor is AWOL, pretty much like Board sees
> missing PMC Chairs.

I disagree. Everybody gets busy from time to time. But a podling doesn't need 5 mentors. It
is also helpful to have three mentors who are on the IPMC since it makes it easier to get
a release vote to pass if all 3 mentors are active.

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