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From Patrick Hunt <>
Subject Re: June reports in two weeks
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:08:06 GMT
I've added Crunch to the monthly report for June. There is currently
no shepherd assigned, someone want to volunteer or doesn't it make
sense at this point?


On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There's plenty of time still before the June reports [1] start flowing
> in. As an early remainder to podlings starting to draft their reports,
> here's how the IPMC saw your status as of the previous quarterly
> report in March [2]:
>  IP clearance: Openmeetings
>  No release: Bloodhound, Cordova, OpenOffice
>  Low activity: Kalumet, Kato
>  Low diversity: Bigtop, Etch, Isis, HCatalog, S4, Wave
>  Ready to graduate: Flume
> Has the situation in your podling changed over the last three months?
> If not, what's your plan for improving the situation? Is there
> anything for which you'd appreciate more help?
> I'm especially worried about Kato as it seems like the project has
> more or less died even though the JSR 326 / Oracle trouble got finally
> sorted out. Is it time to retire the project or can we hope for a
> revival?
> I also wanted to start preparing for this reporting round in good time
> by assigning shepherds [3] already now. Using a fuzzy algorithm based
> on the available volunteers, their stated preferences, and the
> podlings they're already mentoring, I came up with the following
> initial assignments that I've also recorded on the wiki page:
>  Benson Margulies - CloudStack, HCatalog, Kato
>  Dave Fisher      - Bloodhound, Flume
>  Matt Franklin    - Bigtop, Flex, Openmeetings
>  Matt Hogstrom    - Cordova,
>  Jukka Zitting    - Etch, Isis, S4
>  Mohammad Nour    - Kalumet
>  Ross Gardler     - Wave
> Feel free to shuffle these around or ask for someone else to fill in
> if you're expecting to be too busy for the extra reviews in early
> June. Other IPMC members and interested observers, please jump in and
> volunteer as extra shepherds if you'd like to help this effort.
> As discussed earlier, shepherds are not there to replace existing
> mentors. If everything is going well with a project, the shepherd can
> simply acknowledge a report and move on. If there are any relevant
> questions that the report doesn't answer, the shepherd may ask the
> podling and its mentors for more details. And finally if something
> seems wrong, the shepherd should raise a flag for the mentors and the
> rest of the IPMC to focus on. Most importantly, we need to be talking
> *with* the podlings, not just *about* them, so especially any
> constructive and encouraging feedback to them will be highly useful.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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