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From Alan Cabrera <>
Subject Re: Incubator reorg ideas: sub-groups per technology?
Date Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:44:27 GMT
Brother, you hit the nail on the head.  I am so there!!!!  :)


On Jun 15, 2013, at 8:34 AM, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Alan

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