I'm working on a patch for https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-54.

Before proposing a change to the web site, I'd like to have an email review the PPMC's role and responsibilities. 

Podling Project Management Committee (PPMC)

While the Incubator Project Management Committee (IPMC) has oversight responsibilities for all Podlings that are incubating, oversight of each specific Podling is the responsibility of the Podling's PPMC. 

One of the objectives of Incubation is that all participants learn "The Apache Way". Participation in a Podling's PPMC helps participants to learn policies and processes that are common to all Apache projects. 

The specific responsibilities of the PPMC are to manage the committer list of the Podling, manage the Podling's PPMC membership, propose releases during incubation, provide status reports on a regular basis to the board via the Incubator PMC, and recommend graduation from Incubation.

Podlings are encouraged to make all committers members of the Podling's PPMC. Thus, the vote to accept a new committer should also be a vote to accept a new member of the PPMC. The initial membership of the PPMC should include the initial committers, the Champion, and the Mentor.

Craig Russell
clr@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo