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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Another cut at roles and responsibilities
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:31:06 GMT
Berin Lautenbach wrote:

> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>> An incubation needs someone that actively nutrures the community, 
>> pushes the agenda and reports to the PMC of which he is part.
>> I call him the sponsor.
>> We also need someone that is knowlegable of how the Incubator works 
>> and that reports to the Incubator PMC.
>> I call him the shepherd.
> Would be great if you could have a read through the new version of

Done. It's *very* well writtem :-)

Oh, if I were able to write formal documents in such a clear way!

> I'm hoping that it is something that will work.  I've actually got it 
> such that the Shepherd reports to both.  The Sponsor is someone who 
> helps out everywhere, but has no *formal* responsibility.

Yes, this part is IMO correct and well described.

> Otherwise there are a whole lot of people formally responsibly for a 
> whole lot of things and it could get messy.


There is only one point that I have different in my mind and that is 
IIUC addressed there.

It's about having an "elder" shepherd mentoring the main shepherd, and 
possibly requiring at least two people helping in Incubation.

What do others think about this?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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