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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: Incubator, or "Incubation"?
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:36:09 GMT
On 2/3/2012 4:46 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2012, at 2:37 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> On Feb 3, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> There is a place in the middle, which very much intrigues me.  Instead
>>> of replacing 1 IPMC with n PMCs, having n+1 PMCs, with the Incubator
>>> playing a role much like legal or trademarks (or infra or press
>>> or...).  In particular, when problems arise the board would direct the
>>> PPMC to work with this group.
>>> This group would be much smaller than the current Incubator, but would
>>> continue indefinitely.
>> IMO, that sounds like ComDev.  ComDev was created, at least in part, to
>> complete the documentation tasks that Incubator dropped and act as an
>> Apache-wide community builder regardless of project status.
> +1, Roy. In my proposal, that is ComDev.

And the proposed edit doesn't change ComDev's role one bit in terms of
the documentation of ASF project documentation, either.

The only proposed edit if the board desires would be to retain a VP,
Project Incubation as the board's agent in making things happen when
the champion/mentors are less familiar with the technical details, and
align the day to day process of incubation to address the board's ever
evolving requirements and concerns.

Think of VP, Project Incubation as the Board's and ComDev's agent for
change as it becomes necessary.  Like VP, Java Community it would be
a stub/inactive placeholder most of the rest of the time.

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