А в английском это далеко не так. Ментор -- это уважаемый наставник в сообществе или команде, который советует и помогает, делится опытом и поддерживает дух команды. Например титулы модераторов на sitepoint.
Или вот из разработчиков джумлы уходит человек:
Andrew Eddie Says Goodbye but not Farewell
Saturday, 08 July 2006
Joomla! core team member Andrew Eddie has resigned from the project. Andrew, who has been project leader and a long-time contributor, recently announced his intentions to the team.
Project lead developer Johan Janssens said he wanted to recognise Andrew for his leadership, mentoring and commitment to the project during its Mambo and Joomla! days.
Andrew Eddie, who had been working as Joomla! project director, came to the project in its Mambo state in 2003 and replaced its lead developer Robert Castley in October 2004. Andrew, who lives in a regional town in Queensland, Australia, was the driving force behind the award-winning 4.5.0+ releases.