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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Mentor attrition
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:17:33 GMT
On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 01:40:36PM -0500, Benson Margulies wrote:
> Yes, there are good reasons why a person might depart from the role of
> mentor. My view is that this is about balance. Mentors, in my opinion,
> should be signed up to putting in the necessary effort for a
> reasonable period of time. Of course, stuff happens, but if a proposal
> comes with three mentors, none of whom feel confident that they'll be
> around in two months, I think that it calls for some thinking.

+1, and thank you for thinking about this.

It's bad if *all* of a podling's original Mentors drop away.  I think we can
do more to prepare for the possible attrition of some.

Marvin Humphrey

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