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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Maximum number of Mentors??
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:16:20 GMT

On Jul 13, 2009, at 11:25 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> 2009/7/14 Noel J. Bergman <>:
>>> +1 (binding) on the singular change of dropping Mladen Turk and  
>>> Nick Kew
>>> as Mentors since that makes it 5 mentors, which is problematic (3  
>>> seems
>>> to be the max).
>> Where does that idea come from?  Mentors are Incubator PMC  
>> members.  If more
>> than three (3) want to engage on a project that interests them, why  
>> limit
>> it?  Any issues that might arise from having more than three (3)  
>> would arise
>> in the world outside of the Incubator, too.
> I think it comes from Jim's head ;-) possibly via an observation that
> some podlings have a lot of signed up Mentors but few who takes charge
> and get the things moving, especially the first couple of months. I
> disagree that it is related to 'how many' (more=worse) and is really
> an issue of "quality by quantity", in that "quantity" increases the
> chances that there are some "quality" in the group. Sometimes I feel
> it was easier in the days of a single Mentor, since the
> blame^h^h^h^h^h responsibility is obvious, but being the single Mentor
> is 'too much work' for me to go back to such arrangement.


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