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From Joseph Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Cultivating Outstanding IP Stewards
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:41:50 GMT
Can I just ask how many people have we encountered who upon
being offered IPMC membership turned it down with grounds along
these lines?  Why do we design policy about the fringes and not
the happy, average, well-adjusted individuals we meet daily here
who would be honored to help out and act responsibly?

On Nov 20, 2013, at 4:28 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Upayavira <> wrote:
>> ...My issue is that granting PMC membership is too big a step for many
>> podling members. Going from being newbie podling member, to a part of a
>> team responsible for 50+ incubator projects is, with the freedom to
>> mentor other podlings, is too big a step for most podling members, and
>> will remain scary even if you attempt to restrict 'powers' through
>> social convention...
> Assuming that's true, instead of inventing new roles I would suggest
> electing those deserving podling committers as Incubator PMC members
> *for a limited time*.
> Make them IPMC members for six months or until their podling
> graduates, and elect them permanently after that if they're still
> around doing good work. Make it clear that they're not really expected
> to care for other podlings at this point, but welcome to do so in a
> constructive way.
> Not much bad can happen, and if it's the case the IPMC can still kick
> out anyone on short notice as a last resort.
> IMO that's the simplest way to empower people without scaring them too
> much, without making things much more complicated - you'd just need a
> file in svn to keep track of which people have such expiring
> memberships.
> -Bertrand
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