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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Shepherds for podling reports
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 21:14:53 GMT

On May 3, 2012, at 2:06 PM, Jukka Zitting wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
>> Added my name,
> Great, thanks!
> Would you mind taking the role of "shepherdX" this month and giving a
> closer look at Clerezza, Lucene.NET and Syncope?
>> but, haven't mentors already kind of volunteered for this by virtue that they are
> Yes, they have. Each mentor should in any case have reviewed the
> reports of their podlings and provided any required feedback.
> However, often mentors are "too close" to a project to tell whether
> the report gives a good enough picture of the project status without
> extra context. Also, there have been plenty of cases of absent or
> otherwise busy mentors leaving podlings with little or no effective
> review or feedback.
> For these reasons I think it's useful for at least one "outsider" from
> within the IPMC to do a closer review of the podling report before we
> forward it to the ASF board. If everything's fine, the mentors have
> already done their job and the task of the shepherd becomes just to OK
> the report and move on. If not, the shepherd should raise a flag for
> the podling community, its mentors, or ultimately the IPMC to resolve.

This looks like a mind expanding activity. I added my name for a maximum of 2 per month.


> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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