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From Stephen McConnell <>
Subject Re: Proposal: Sponsor becomes Mentor
Date Tue, 21 Oct 2003 17:13:08 GMT

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> The name "Sponsoring Entity" is wierd, and the more I think of it, the 
> more it seems artificial.
> What we need is something that sponsors the project, and will accept 
> it, and someone that mentors the project, which are 2 concepts, not 3 
> as now. 


I'm +1 on the terminology and defintions below - but I'm just a little 
confussed on the above comment - 2 versus 3 as now.  What is the third 
role that is implicity dropped?


> Hence I propose that we have:
>  - Sponsor: the Apache entity (PMC) that sponsors the project
>             and that will recieve it upon succesfull incuabtion.
>  - Mentor:  the Apache member or Sponsor PMC member that will
>             assist in incubation. He will become part of the
>             Incubator PMC.
> In this way we ensure that the currently defined Sponsor follows the 
> project and that the Mentor is always pre-proposed by the candidate 
> (so we don't need go hinting for it).
> What do you think?


Stephen J. McConnell

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