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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Small but otherwise happy podlings
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:00:27 GMT

Rather than argue about the existence and interpretation of messages
about squashing stale podlings, how about this adjustment to my

1. OK, let's forget about dumping aged podlings

2. The third option I presented was 'graduate with an asterix'.
However, I didn't really intend to claim that no other possibilities
existed. Another possibility is 'remain under the supervision of the
incubator PMC but with more autonomy.' I could elaborate, but I'd
rather see if there is a remote consensus to go in any direction like

Mark, yes, the existing people are really good. But they have not
added any new ones since the launch of the podling, so they've haven't
passed that test.


On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Mark Struberg <> wrote:
> Isis did pick up a few committers, but it's not a project which grows as fast as others
of course.
> We should try to get at bit more folks interrested.
> But they have 3, 4 frequent committers which do a very good job. And the team has really
good community skills!
> Thus I'm not yet particularly worried.
> LieGrue,
> strub
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Benson Margulies <>
>> To:
>> Cc:
>> Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:12 PM
>> Subject: Re: Small but otherwise happy podlings
>>>  If the Incubator is not sure that a podling is small but healthy, then
>>>  would the board be in a better position to make that judgement after
>>>  graduation?
>> In the case at hand (Isis), I'd propose that the IPMC could assert
>> that they are healthy -- with an asterix. Never having seen them
>> incorporate a new contributor, we can't say that they are, in fact, a
>> track record of welcoming new contributors.
>> I have two motivations for looking for a 'special set of rules.' (a)
>> the voices here advocating squashing podlings that don't graduate in
>> some fixed time interval, and (b) the desire to reduce mentor load.
>> The 'special set of rules' would recognize, in effect, that this
>> project still needs some more supervision, but could be trusted with
>> its own svn karma, etc.
>>>  An easy way to trial conditional graduation would be to allow small
>>>  podlings (who meet our other graduation criteria) to move from the
>>>  main sequence to a special set of rules.
>>>  Robert
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