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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Another cut at roles and responsibilities
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2003 06:24:38 GMT
Berin Lautenbach wrote:
>>From: "Noel J. Bergman" <>
>>>It's about having an "elder" shepherd mentoring the main shepherd, and
>>>possibly requiring at least two people helping in Incubation.
>>As someone who has seen multiple incubations, you feel that there is an
>>expertise related to incubation held by people who have devoted time to
>>going through this process previously, and you would like to see that
>>expertise leveraged for the benefit of the podling and the ASF.  If the
>>Incubator PMC feels, in the course of exercising its duties, that more than
>>oversight is necessary in a given instance, e.g., that the Shephard could
>>use some help, there is nothing that prevents the Incubator PMC from taking
>>that, or other, action to help out.  It is just less formal.
>>Berin, does that reflect your intent?
> Yes it does indeed reflect my original intent.
> You are reading my mind :>.

I get it too now ;-)

> So, having read the other e-mails, it seems to me
> that we can take the same approach as with the
> sponsor.  This is an important potential role,
> but one that is not "formally" locked into the
> processes and procedures.
> So under the Incubator PMC section, I can (and
> will) add some text around "for particularly
> complex incubations, or in cases where the
> Shepherd needs assistance, the Incubator PMC may
> choose to provide assistance, possibly through
> assigning another experienced Shepherd
> to assist in the process" - or something similar
> and better worded.
> Let me know if there are any objections, but I
> believe that this is a good way forward.


Thanks guys, this thing is finally moving big time! :-D

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

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