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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Fwd: mentoring individuals as well as projects
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:03:02 GMT
On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 09:32:23AM -0800, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> I believe this is what Marvin is alluding to when he points out that
> compentent IPMC oversight is little more than an illusive myth on most
> of our podlings.

A PPMC member, by virtue of their deep familiarity with the code base and
close monitoring of ongoing development, is, once they have internalized ASF
values and studied relevant legal issues, in a *better* position to review a
release and protect their project's integrity than any Mentor.

> We rely on the committers to police themselves and we trust that they do,
> but we do not, as a group, empower such people to perform that work on
> behalf of the IPMC.

Giving suitably diligent podling contributors real oversight responsibility
and accountability while they are still in the Incubator, allowing them to
serve alongside experienced Mentors, watch them, ask them questions and
participate in their struggle... that's what, in my opinion, will prepare them
to become superior stewards of their projects after graduation.

Marvin Humphrey

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