----- Original Message -----
From: "Christoph Wickert"
To: "Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee"
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:49:03 PM
Subject: Re: [FAmSCo] Make Mentors Sponsors?
> We shaped the current process in the past to remove the workload from a
> FAmA represented by a single person and to separate the
> "quality"-evaluation from the administrational/initial barriers and
> formalism. I think this is perfect in place now.
> With the current process the *last step* of a mentor is, that he gives
> his *thumbs up in the tickets system* . After that, the FAmA sponsors
> the candidate in FAS and closes the ticket. I think we should give the
> Mentors who are doing the hard mentoring work, the recognition to
> sponsor their own candidates.
I totally agree, there are a lot of good reasons. Let me summarize and
add a few new ones:
* We should share the workload.
* We should not have a single point of failure.
* The mentors do all the work of the sponsoring process, in return
they should be rewarded with more recognition and
* Sponsoring somebody and closing his ticket is just a few clicks.
No big deal for a mentor, but it can become a lot of work for a
* As the mentors are filing the tickets, they should also close
* The process would be consistent with all the other groups where
sponsors == mentors.
I see a lot of reasons to change/improve the current process this way.
Although I am not so familiar as both of you on this process, I see these
reasons are more than enough to make the change.
I have no ideas at this moment but there may someone against these point,
and it would be nice to see his/her points.
Despite of this, as a new appointed FAmA administrator, I see that position
is still necessary in the whole process (lets discuss that in another topic)
so I would be happy to continue my job.