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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: Incubator report sign-off
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:07:15 GMT
On 19 December 2014 at 18:10, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> I certainly don't expect that every mentor has their full attention on a
> podling every month, but I do expect that a podling that cares about its
> incubation will seek out that mentor sign-off, and that the mentors who have
> committed to help a podling into the family will have a few moments every
> few months to look in and approve a report.

I have to disagree. If someone volunteers to be a mentor, they should
commit to checking the podling's progress on a daily basis, not just
once every few months. There are some people on the IPMC who are
mentors to a plethora of podlings; I can never understand how they
expect to do their job, and the fact that there are so many absent
mentors tends to suggest that they don't.

Certainly, we're all volunteers here. But being a volunteer does not
imply that one doesn't have to take their task seriously. If someone
runs out of time, the least I'd expect would be notifying the IPMC and
the podling about that and arranging for a new mentor. Otherwise, I
expect not only monthly (or quarterly) sign-offs, but regular
oversight and moderately active involvement in the community. Because
after all, how are people supposed to learn how things are done
hereabouts, if not from active mentors?

In that note ... i'd propose that, if a mentor does not sign off on a
report, said mentor should be reminded once; if nothing changes, they
should be removed and replaced by someone else.

-- Brane

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