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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Cultivating Outstanding IP Stewards
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:08:47 GMT
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:08 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
> What i'd like to try is more similar to the pTLP approach previously
> talked about. So take some existing podling, eg Stratos and/or
> VXQuery, and give the PPMC binding votes. They have experienced and
> active mentors so there will be oversight and nothing to worry about.
> They already have experienced participants so know what they're doing
> anyway. Anyone on the Incubator PMC can join in or watch what happens
> and intervene at any point to have the experiment shutdown in the
> unlikely event that they go wild.

I think there are some issues with that approach.

*   Being listed in the initial committer list of a proposal is not
    sufficient justification for granting a binding vote.  Each individual
    needs to demonstrate merit in the context of incubation and there needs to
    be a VOTE.
*   When it's already excruciatingly difficult to get IPMC members to
    review releases, making such reviews optional just means hardly anybody
    will get around to them -- even if they have the best of intentions.
*   Under this model, a first incubating release could be approved with solely
    PPMC votes.  We need more accountability than that.

Marvin Humphrey

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