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From Alan Cabrera <>
Subject Re: Actively seeking for organic mentors
Date Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:02:33 GMT

On Dec 2, 2012, at 8:46 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> By 'organic mentor', I mean a PPMC member who, while not an ASF
> member, has shown the necessary engagement and understanding to
> qualify as an IPMC member, and thus mentor and release voter.
> PPMC members who are also active in TLP communities are obvious
> candidates. We have, as well, inducted some people even if the PPMC is
> their first involvement at the ASF.
> I would ask all mentors, but especially mentors who are having trouble
> finding the time to be as engaged as they might like, to seek out and
> nominate PPMC members for membership in the IPMC.
> As a PMC, we will be want to much more than a rubber stamp,
> particularly in the second case. However, this is one of our best
> avenues to improve mentor coverage of projects
> In the next few months, I intend to send other messages focussed on
> podlings that have symptoms of mentor-deprivation, but I thought this
> might be a low-stress start.

Great idea.  May I suggest that this list of organic mentors be collected on private?


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