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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: What does 'project sponsorship' mean now?
Date Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:24:57 GMT
On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Upayavira <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 09:41 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Benson Margulies <>
>> wrote:
>> > ...It seems to me that the concept of 'project sponsorship' of podlings
>> > is left over from the days of umbrellas -- a podling sponsored by an
>> > umbrella would graduate as a subproject of the umbrella.
>> >
>> > If this logic is correct, then it would seem that project sponsorship
>> > is no longer relevant, and we could remove it from documentation....
>> All the podlings that I've been mentoring have been sponsored by the
>> Incubator IIRC, so I tend to agree.
> Typically where a project graduates to is a graduation time decision,
> not an incubator entry decision, so it seems reasonable that the
> incubator sponsors a project until the right destination is agreed, even
> if the destination may seem obvious when incubation begins.

Look at it as giving an *engagement ring* without the commitment (yet)
of marriage. I think it has value that theres an intention to work
together and start the process towards a single community. It may not
work out that way - and thats OK - but if it does go well and the
podling joins an existing TLP then I'm sure starting out this way
(i.e. being sponsored) can be a positive part of helping it get there.

So my 2 cents would be to make it optional - keep it where theres a
synergy and interest from a real project. Where it doesn't really mean
anything is when the incubator PMC is the sponsor and IMO we may as
well drop that.


> Upayavira

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