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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject Another cut at roles and responsibilities
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 12:19:09 GMT

I have taken Stephen's page and attempted to integrate my understanding 
of the concept of a Sponsoring Entity (e.g. XML project in the case of 

This is all based on what I have seen during the course of the XMLBeans 
incubation startup.

Apologies for term *Sponsoring Entity*.  I couldn't come up with 
anything better on the spot.

I have also very much de-emphasised the role of the sponsor.  From what 
I've seen, the key role post acceptance is the Shepherd.  If the Sponsor 
wishes to become the shepherd, then they retain the responsibilities, 
otherwise they can move onto other things, having convinced an 
appropriate body in the ASF to take on the candidate.

Peoples - I am very happy to back these changes out, but I wanted to put 
continue the approach of having something concrete in place to help the 
discussion along.


Stephen McConnell wrote:
> I have prepared a new page based on the oringal content that
> Berin prepared. Here is a summary of the things I changed/added:
> 1. cleanup of the descriptions and terminaolgy
>   (product/project/sub-project) etc.
> 2. simplification of the description of the pmc
>   (complemented with addition process content)
> 3. sharpending the description of the scope of
>   responsibility of the PMC chair
> 4. introduction of the notion of sponsor
> 5. harmonize content so that sponsor and shephard are
>   complementary
> 6. introductory description of the process end-to-end
> 7. breakout of all roles in an equivalent format with
>   identified responsibilities
> I would appreciated any feedback concerning content and suggestions on 
> how we could proceed with migrating this to a structured set of policies 
> and procedures that could be adopted by the Incubator PMC.
> Cheers, Steve.

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