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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-05 09:15:59

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 09:01:55 -0500, Doug Gregor wrote
> On Nov 5, 2004, at 8:44 AM, Erik Wien wrote:
> > Doug Gregor wrote:
> >
> >> Interestingly enough, at the Boost workshop at OOPSLA last week we
> >> discussed doing this for anyone bringing their first library up for
> >> review. A mentorship program, so to speak, where seasoned Boosters
> >> would
> >> help navigate the review process in the hope of bringing more
> >> libraries up
> >> to formal review.
> >
> > Interesting. Would such a "mentor" be available throughout the
> > development
> > process, or would this only be for the last push towards the review?
> I'm not sure... it probably depends on the mentor:submitter ratio,
> but longer would be better. The moderators will probably discuss the
> specifics off-list and we'll come to the group with a fully-baked
> proposal in the near future.

I think that to do much good, the mentor has to be available throughout the
development, but I agree with Doug that we need to work out specifics and
recruit willing volunteers. And, of course, experienced boosters with free
time are a fairly limited commodity -- so we have to be careful.

BTW, my full summary of the workshop results should be posted in the next day
or two.


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