Sorry if I an being obtuse, but what exactly is being proposed? Is it 
that the current sponsors will partner with "everyone else"?

Bonnie Corwin wrote:
> CRT advocates and OpenSolaris sponsors need to read this and respond.
> 
> In an effort to open up the OpenSolaris sponsor program and share the
> workload, the following is being proposed.
> 
> Let us know if you are completely unwilling to take on the extra
> dimension of partnering with someone periodically.
> 
> We will take silence as agreement.
> 
> Please respond by Noon PDT Tuesday, 2005-Oct-25.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> John Beck
> Bonnie Corwin
> 
> NOTE: The sponsor-signup at opensolaris.org email alias is in the process
> of being set up.
> 
> ===============================
> Becoming an OpenSolaris Sponsor
> ===============================
> 
> There are three tiers of sponsors for OpenSolaris:
> 
> 1. CRT advocates
> 2. middle-tier sponsors
> 3. everyone else
> 
> For details about what all sponsors need to do, see:
> 
>       http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/onnv/crt/sponsor-tasks/
>       http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/onnv/crt/rti-nits/
> 
> The three tiers:
> 
> - The advocates are the most senior; for how they are selected, see:
>       http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/onnv/crt/becoming-an-advocate/
> 
> - The non-advocate "middle-tier" sponsors are, well, in the middle: some
>   experience [1] is required, and some in this tier may be "in training"
>   to become advocates, though many are just helping out as needed.  The
>   complete list of these top two tiers can be found at:
>       http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/onnv/crt/advocates/
> 
> - The remaining group, "everyone else", consists of everyone who has not
>   yet met the experience requirement for the middle tier, or for
>   whatever reason is unable or unwilling to mentor less experienced
>   engineers on a regular basis.  Engineers in this group may still
>   sponsor external contributions, but they must partner with an advocate
>   or middle-tier sponsor.
> 
> How to become a middle-tier sponsor:
> 
> - Determine whether your experience falls in the ballpark [1].
> - Read the details at the locations cited above.
> - Send email to sponsor-signup at opensolaris.org saying that you have
>   read the information and are willing to perform the tasks.
> 
> How to partner with an advocate/middle-tier sponsor:
> 
> - Contact someone on
>   http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/onnv/crt/advocates/
>   with your request.
> - If you have problems finding a partner, send email to
>   sponsor-signup at opensolaris.org.
> 
> 
> [1] How much experience is enough?  As with most things in life, it
>     depends.  :-)  Our ballpark metric is 10 successful putbacks to
>     an ON gate, and note that putbacks done in the role of sponsoring
>     an external contribution count towards this goal.  But not all
>     putbacks are equal, and judgement is key, so exactly how much is
>     enough will vary, and will be left to the judgement of the CRT
>     chair in conjunction with other CRT advocates.
> 
> _______________________________________________
> request-sponsor mailing list
> request-sponsor at opensolaris.org


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