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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Incubator, or "Incubation"?
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:37:37 GMT
My overall thoughts on this subject is that it is
interesting to see Bill participating in a discussion
that more or less amounts to knocking down the cathedral
we've erected here and replacing it with a bazaar.
Personally I'm not willing to walk with you guys
down that route just yet, but the thinking behind
the "experiment" I've been talking about was to
just tweakthe cathedral with a hybrid "outdoor market"

Interesting discussion to watch tho, especially if
it starts to bear fruit.

> From: "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
>To: William A. Rowe Jr. <> 
>Cc: "" <> 
>Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:08 PM
>Subject: Re: Incubator, or "Incubation"?
>Hey Bill,
>On Feb 2, 2012, at 10:54 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> On 2/2/2012 12:49 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>>> OK. If that VP isn't a flow-through and isn't visible when things are working
>>> optimally, then why have him/her?
>> Because when the process needs revision, and it will, the board doesn't want to
>> revise it.  ComDev shouldn't have to revise it.  The board wants to point to one
>> individual and say 'this part is broke, fix it', and have it done.
>Interesting. I hadn't thought of that -- you see the process as (inevitably) evolving.

>I see it as basically done, with so little revision it hardly warrants the creation of

>an officer to oversee it. 
>Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
>Senior Computer Scientist
>NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
>Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
>Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
>University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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