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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Re: Confusion: Sponsoring entity and Champions
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:12:17 GMT
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM, sebb <> wrote:
> On 21 September 2011 11:57, Christian Grobmeier <> wrote:
>>>> What is the cause he actually fights/argues for? New folks are
>>>> speaking to the general list on their own.
>>> The cause is getting the podling accepted in the incubator, finding
>>> mentors and other interested parties.
>> "The Champion assists the candidate on their initial submission to a Sponsor."
>> This is how the Champion role is defined. The "default" Sponsor is the
>> Apache Incubator - no big deal. The only thing a Champion does is to
>> look at the projects list and try to contact a project if it would
>> sponsor this new podling.
> Also, the Champion makes sure the discussion phase is wrapped up and
> turned into a vote; ensures the vote is tallied etc.

This might be true, but it is implicit knowledge, which is leading to
confusion. If nobody wants to get rid of this term (except me), we
should do an update of the Champion description.

I would like to add this image in addition:

Because an image does say more than thousand words...


> These can of course be done by others, but having one person
> responsible is generally easier, and less likely to result in omission
> or duplication.
> By the way, the Champion does not seem to be listed on the podling
> status pages or summary.
> I'm not sure if that is an omission, or whether it's because the
> Champion's role is over once the podling has been created (if that is
> so).
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