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From William Marshall <>
Subject Re: Looking for additional mentor for Edgent with community growth ideas/focus
Date Wed, 17 May 2017 01:24:53 GMT
Hi John, I'm glad you enjoyed the presentation, ApacheCon was a great

All mentors are currently active, and right now the way in which Edgent
most needs mentorship is in its outreach to developers. From a technical
perspective, I think Edgent is mature for its age and number of committers,
but to date we've only seen a few users actually adopt it in an
application. This is strange, given the amount of initial interest, but I
sense this is in part due the the name change from Quarks to Edgent.

Since Kathey is likely stepping down soon, you would be the 4th mentor (not
the there's any hard limit, as far as I'm aware). Given your experience
with podlings I think you would fit the role well. Any thoughts on the
outreach problem?


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 3:21 PM, Katherine Marsden <>

> On 5/16/17 2:17 PM, John D. Ament wrote:
>> William,
>> Great presentation this afternoon.
>> I'd like offer to help you guys as a mentor, you do currently have 4
>> mentors.  Are all 4 mentors active in the project?
> Hi John, I am not involved in the project from a technical perspective,
> except I helped initially setting up the website and have done some release
> testing and filed a few bugs.
> As mentor I have been mostly just offering solicited and unsolicited
> advice and maintaining the project status page (hmmm haven't looked at that
> in a while, better check), posting the maturity model to the wiki and
> reviewing and signing off on reports, etc.
> I would be happy to commit to continuing  with this minimal role as
> mentor  or step aside if that makes more sense given the number of mentors
> if you will take over maintaining the project status page.  I think the
> project needs your help a lot more than mine right now as the folks working
> on the project seem to totally have a handle on everything on which I could
> provide guidance.  If anyone on the project has questions that I could
> answer,  I still certainly would be available to answer.  One ppmc member
> requested I stay on for my "timely advice" [1] but I certainly am never shy
> about giving  advice no matter my formal role.  I am sure she wouldn't mind
> if I stepped down in my formal mentor role if I stuck around on the dev
> list which I plan to.
> Best
> Kathey
> [1]
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