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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Getting IPMC members to vote Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Bloodhound 0.4 (incubating)
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:52:01 GMT
If you model the IPMC as a group of volunteers who have collectively
volunteered to mentor and supervise new projects, then the current
situation strongly suggests that we have either too many projects or
not enough volunteers. Calling people 'lazy' has rarely been observed
to get them to do more work on an Apache project.

So, in my entirely personal opinion, this leaves two directions: more
volunteers or less projects. In the extreme, some would read this as a
reason to close the gates to new projects until we have proven

That is, however, not the only possible model. If you model the IPMC
as mostly composed of people focussed on individual projects of
interest, then the problems look more like individual podlings that
have lost the volunteer energy they need for supervision.

Much as I value Sebb's style of IP fine-tooth-combing, I also thing
that Joe is correct in pointing out that there's much more to podling
supervision, or even to release inspection, than that.

A podling with a mentor shortage can try various means to acquire more
mentors. The first is to just ask for them, after all. I can recall
several instances where such a call here yielded results.

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