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From Matthias Wessendorf <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Mesos 0.9.0-incubating (RC5)
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 09:43:30 GMT

not that I want to (immediately) become a mentor here, but I am happy
to oversee future release votes,
and see if the community needs some other guidance etc.


On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Benjamin Hindman
> <> wrote:
>> Can you elaborate on this? Do you mean recruit active participants from the
>> Mesos community into the IPMC? Or do you mean recruit people from the IPMC
>> to be more active in Mesos?
> Ideally each podling should have at least three active mentors who can
> make sure that the required threshold of at least three PMC votes for
> a release is reached.
> If that's not the case (as it sounds like), there are a few options:
> * Ask help from other IPMC members to review the particular release
> candidate. If you're otherwise doing fine, this should be an OK
> workaround until you graduate.
> * Find one or more new mentors to replace inactive ones. Based on past
> experience this can be a bit difficult, but definitely worth a try.
> * If the above solutions fail, i.e. the Incubator PMC is unable to
> provide the help and oversight you deserve, we can also promote
> deserving PPMC members to the IPMC so that they have binding vote on
> things like releases. This works, but since that's more or less
> equivalent to saying that at least a part of the PPMC is already able
> to oversee itself, so one could well argue that a better solution
> would be to simply let the podling graduate.
> None of these solutions are really ideal, which is why I'm really
> hoping to find better ways for us to proactively identify and find
> solutions  to cases where a podling no longer has enough active
> mentors. Unfortunately that won't help with the pressing matter of
> your release vote.
> Any IPMC members around who'd be willing to lend Mesos a hand and
> review this release candidate? Unless anyone beats me to it (please
> do! :-), I'll take care of it later in the weekend.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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