So I'm a PMC member now. What does this mean? What rights do I have now that I didn't have before? What conversations belong on the private list, as opposed to the public list.
These things vary a little from one project to another, so clearly documenting them for your particular project is critical. And specifically assigning a PMC mentor to new PMC members can greatly help that new member get up to speed, and prevent problems in the future.
Here's the basic things that a new PMC member needs to know, and how you can help them in their new job.