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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Podlings should be in charge of their mentors (was: Incubator report sign-off)
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:04:40 GMT

On Jan 5, 2015, at 9:14 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm resending Alan's proposal with a new subject as I think it
> deserves more attention.
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 1:57 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <> wrote:
>> ...Podlings would be required to have a minimum of two active mentors.  A mentor
is free to become inactive
>> but must explicitly state this else the mentor risks being removed for not performing
their duties.  Podlings that
>> do not have the minimum of two active mentors are put on hold until they find enough
mentors to fill the quota.
>> Being put on hold means that no committers can be added, no PPMC members can be added,
and no
>> releases can be performed.  It does not stop development...
> I like it very's a small, reversible step that puts the
> burden on podlings and mentors, which are the ones who should be
> concerned about podlings going forward.
> It's also consistent with podlings having to find mentors to join the
> Incubator - they just have to keep on making sure their mentors are
> active, or ask for new ones when needed.
> As for measuring the mentors activity, I suggest simply adding a
> question to the podling reports, "who are your two active mentors and
> are you happy with their activity" along with requiring report
> sign-off from those two mentors.

Thanks Bertrand.  It’s a snippet of what I sent out over a year or so ago.  I’ll resend


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