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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Incubator reorg ideas: sub-groups per technology?
Date Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:34:44 GMT
I'll let it stew for a coupla days before
I start charging in, but yeah something
along these lines will surely address the
palpable feeling of disempowerment we too
often dish out.

> From: Alan Cabrera <>
>To:; Joe Schaefer <> 
>Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:29 AM
>Subject: Re: Incubator reorg ideas: sub-groups per technology?
>On Jun 15, 2013, at 8:08 AM, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
>> What we really need for podlings is a "bill of
>> rights" towards what they can expect of their
>> mentors, because too few of them actually are
>> willing to question the participation of the
>> people who signed up to mentor them and that's
>> not helping anybody.
>Great idea.  
>This spring I sent out personal messages to various podling members and asked them what
they thought were problems with the incubator, if there were any.  (There's a novel idea,
ask the podlings what they think the problems are.  Sorry, but slogging through all these
emails instead of watching re-runs of Firefly irritates me.  :) )  I got an earful.
>Other than their  concern for diversity/activity, the two biggest reported problems are
timely resolution "infrastructure" requests and they way we seem to chronically make up and
debase shit in the middle of voting.  As a podling incubates we seem to compulsively debate
processes, rules, etc., ten feet ahead of the podling train.
>We're working on the automation bits.  
>Your document on what podlings can expect, in terms of to expect and what "noise" they
can ignore during incubation would be fantastic.  I will commit to helping you out with this.
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