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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Actively seeking for organic mentors
Date Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:24:57 GMT
On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Alan Cabrera <> wrote:
> 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?

Yes, nominations for IPMC membership belong, I believe, on private.
I'm trying my best to be as public as possible, and than you for
pointing out the little line in the sand here.

> Regards,
> Alan
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