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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Absent mentors
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:07:31 GMT
Hi -
> On Apr 2, 2018, at 11:23 AM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> On 01/04/18 21:26, Dave Fisher wrote:
>> 
>>> On Apr 1, 2018, at 1:15 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org
>>> <mailto:asf@shanecurcuru.org>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Jim Jagielski wrote on 4/1/18 10:19 AM:
>>>> Would it be possible to generate a short list of all current
>>>> mentors for all current podlings to see how many podlings
>>>> each mentor is signed up for? That would be a good metric
>>>> to know.
>>> 
>>> Presuming podlings.xml is kept updated:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/content/podlings.xml
>>> 
>>> That now sorts by @status first, so current podlings are on top.  That's
>>> separate from whimsy cross-checks of what's listed in board reports and
>>> actual signoffs.
>> 
>> The clutch runs periodically and
>> generates https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/content/clutch/clutchm.ent
>> 
>> This file has each mentor listed. There are duplicates lines when people
>> have variations on their names in the date in podlings.xml. Probably
>> there needs to be a fix to use username attribute and not the mentor
>> value in the clutch.py program.
>> 
>> I can see people in the list who probably don’t even think they are a
>> mentor to a podling.
>> 
>> Should we send a note to all mentors recorded asking if they are still
>> engaged?
> 
> That seems like a sensible first step to me. I suggest asking for
> explicit confirmation that they wish to continue as a mentor. That
> should hopefully give us a better picture of how things currently stand.

I have extracted a list of mentors, emails, and podlings as an ODS file. Attached:

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