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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:10:56 GMT
For example, the Apache Podling has no chair.

The creation of the monthly report has been undertaken as a community effort, although it
seems to be a variant of launch-pad chicken (falling on whoever thinks the deadline is too
close and it is time to put something up there for other PPMC members to review and amend).

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Martijn Dashorst [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 06:34
Subject: Re: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM, sebb <> wrote:
>>> Do PPMCs have chairs?
>>> If not, then maybe the Champion fulfils that role until eventual
>>> graduation; otherwise they fulfil the role until the PPMC elects a
>>> chair.
>> I really thought PPMCs have chairs!  Otherwise how does the Incubator PMC
>> ensure that podlings report on time?

That is what the mentors are for. AFAIK there is no Chair role for
PPMCs. Electing one is typically done when the board resolution is
written. Usually the person picking up the tab of writing the reports
and instigating committer votes is the person to be picked as the

Assigning a Chair role in a podling while incubating probably is a bad
idea as it invites BDFL proliferation...


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