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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Shepherd assignments July 2013
Date Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:24:37 GMT

On Jul 2, 2013, at 8:12 AM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Suresh Marru <> wrote:
>> Can you also once recap the timelines you are expecting the podlings
>> reports, shepherd reviews, and draft summary, and submission to board?
> I believe our schedule is pretty much mandated at this point by the date of
> the Board meeting and the due dates that Marvin set in the reminders that went
> out a couple days ago.
>    Wed July 10 -- Podling reports due by end of day
>    Wed July 10 -- Summary due by end of day
>    Fri July 12 -- Shepherd reviews due by 21:00 PDT
>    Fri July 12 -- Report submitted no sooner than 21:00 PDT
>    Wed July 17 -- Board meeting
> The Board generally requests that reports be provided a week in advance of the
> meeting, but makes an exception for the Incubator because of the coordination
> issues.  It's important that we file it before the weekend, though, so that
> Board members have ample opportunity to review and log pre-approvals.
> Honestly, I don't see why we don't ask for podling reports a week sooner than
> we do, aside from the hassle of recoding Marvin.
> In the future I expect to work on automating and delegating, but this month it
> will be all manual and I'll be satisfied so long as everything goes smoothly
> and we produce a high-quality report.

When automation occurs can we please make the shepherd assignments random. As a shepherd I
find It much more interesting to look at new projects each month.


> Marvin Humphrey
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