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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Shepherds for podling reports
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 01:35:06 GMT
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> On May 2, 2012 5:57 PM, "Greg Stein" <> wrote:
>> Stated interests, and cross-community awareness are at odds with each
> other.
>> The Board randomly assigns shepherds to the reports, *specifically* to
>> ensure Directors get a wider view of the org, and to avoid falling into
>> some kind of blinders/rut with reviewing the same project repeatedly.
> Hmmm... I see your point.
> Maybe this is the wrong place to do this. I do think there is value in the
> long term plan as expressed during the incubator reboot discussions. But
> you make a strong argument as to why the shepherds process is the wrong
> place to hang this particular goal.

Hrm. Maybe I wasn't clear: I completely support the notion of
shepherds for podling reports. It provides more review for the
Incubator PMC itself, in order to determine what it needs to do. Then
it kicks the result up to the Board and starts to perform the Action
Items that fell out of those reports.

My concern was on the notion of "permanently" assigning a shepherd to
one or more podlings, or some kind of "interest-based" assignment. For
myself, I think it seems best to gather insights from "all corners" of
the Incubator by getting something different to review each month.


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