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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Incubator, or "Incubation"?
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:42:27 GMT
Hey Bill,

On Feb 3, 2012, at 10:19 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> On 2/3/2012 11:11 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 5:26 AM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>>> Below is *precisely* my view on the matter. Bill annoys me sometimes
>>> :-P, but I have to say that I'm in 100% concurrence with him w.r.t
>>> thoughts/positioning below.
>> While I agree that in an ideal world that's how things *ought* to
>> operate, do we the name of a potential chair who is ready, willing,
>> and able to execute on such?
> Chris is clearly willing, he authored the plan.


> Moreso, there are those of us who would support him in execution of
> such an effort.

Thanks a lot.

> But is he willing to stay the 6 months beyond dissolving the IPMC as the
> VP, Project Incubation if the board believes such a post is necessary,
> particularly if the board hasn't convinced him of its value?  I can't
> answer for him, but I trust there will be enough participants for the
> board to select a different individual if 1) it wants that post beyond
> dissolution of "IPMC", and 2) Chris can't bring himself to continue.

Yeah to be honest, I have 2 other officer positions (OODT + Tika) 
and am active in a lot of other projects. So as today, I'd say, if you 
want that VP, Incubation role (as the dude who will execute the plan,
and who will be accountable for it) to continue beyond 6 months, 
then I would likely have to be replaced then. But who knows
what 6 months time will bring anyways with respect to my feelings.

I like your attitude though -- if I need to be replaced then, replace me.
No biggie.

> That particular inflection point is quite a ways down the road, even
> in the fastest of plans to begin adopting "Foo Project, Incubating" TLPs.

+1, precisely.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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