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From Berin Lautenbach <>
Subject Re: Common naming accross policy/process/roles
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
> From: Jason van Zyl <>

> > Champion (was Sponsor) - the Apache Member (or member of a Sponsoring 
> > PMC) who champions a new candidate prior to being accepted by a Sponsor.
> Who has any idea what this actually means without looking up the
> definition? Why not call it what it is: Member Sponsor.

Because the role is probably more than this.  However am
happy to go with whatever the consensus is (just see me as 
the person documenting :>).

> > Sponsor (was Sponsoring Entity) - the PMC or Board that accepts a 
> > candidate for incubation.
> How about PMC Sponsor, again for the same reason as above.

Because it could be the board.  I think Sponsor works OK,

> > Mentor (was Shepherd) - the responsible Apache Member who works with a 
> > podling to see it through the incubation process.
> Are there actually cases where the member sponsoring the new project
> isn't the mentor? I mean, who is going to 'champion' a new project and
> then leave it to someone else to mentor?

Yes there have been cases.  And it's not as obvious as it
seems.  Different skills/desires involved.


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