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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Improviing quarterly reports
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:41:06 GMT
+1 for Sam's suggested actions below.


On 12 January 2012 13:30, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> 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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