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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: Improviing quarterly reports
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:30:36 GMT
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> Joe Schaefer wrote:
>> Let's stop discussing this issue in the abstract
> Good idea.  Lets be more specific, and put together something actionable.
>> Now lets look at the remainder- several projects with no report whatsoever
> This has been an issue.  Perhaps we need to put some teeth in the
> requirement, such as closing down commit access until reports are posted?  I
> don't have an issue with saying that a project that does not report by the
> assigned cut-off date has its commit access turned off until the report is
> posted.  Or, perhaps to give weight to your view that Mentors need to be
> more involved, until after it is signed off by a Mentor?

The board doesn't do that for Projects, and I don't see the need for
such for podlings.

>> Tashi, which has been incubating since 2008, writes exclusively about
>> technical issues and really says zilch about their progress towards
>> graduation.
> We've repeatedly asked projects to focus on their graduation requirements.
> What can we do to help push them in the right direction?

Reject the reports, and ask them to resubmit next month.  If the
pattern repeats, put them on a monthly schedule.

If you have good mentors, they will catch on quick.

If you find that you don't have any active mentors left, then that's
the problem that needs to be addressed.

>        --- Noel

- Sam Ruby

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