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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Poddlings length of time in the incubator
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:28:08 GMT
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:01 PM Roman Shaposhnik <>
> wrote:
>> In the past we typically shied away from setting deadlines for certain
>> milestones in community development within podlings. This, in my view,
>> somewhat encouraged this phenomenon of an "eternal podling" (active
>> enough not to be in the attic, not active/ApacheWay'y enough to
>> graduate). I feel like Quickstep, for example, can exist in this state
>> indefinitely.
> I think there is/can/should be a different bar for TLPs "idle-ness", and
> that of a podling. A TLP has confirmed itself for operation/oversight, even
> when it may slow down. A podling hasn't had that confirmation, however.
> One of the more continual issues within the Incubator is the amount of
> mentor energy to "go around". It seems that if a podling has hit a dead
> end, then it is best for the Incubator (as a whole) to go ahead and retire
> it, and apply its energies to podlings that are making progress towards
> graduation.

True, but the other argument is that the process is self-throttling: the slower
the podling gets, the less energy it requires from the mentor
(although, I suppose
there's a "fixed energy cost" in chasing reports, etc. below which it
will never go).


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