[openstack-dev] The Evolution of core developer to maintainer?

Duncan Thomas duncan.thomas at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 16:40:03 UTC 2015

On 1 April 2015 at 12:52, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:

> > Yes, these are not orthogonal ideas. The question should be rephrased to
> > 'which description do you identify the most with: core
> > developer/reviewer or maintainer?'
> - Some people are core reviewers and maintainers (or "drivers", to reuse
> the openstack terminology we already have for that)
> - Some people are core reviewers only (because they can't commit 90% of
> their work time to work on project priorities)
> - Some people are maintainers/drivers only (because their project duties
> don't give them enough time to also do reviewing)
> - Some people are casual developers / reviewers (because they can't
> spend more than 30% of their day on project stuff)
> All those people are valuable. Simply renaming "core reviewers" to
> "maintainers" (creating a single super-developer class) just excludes
> valuable people.

Ok, I'd misunderstood the proposal further up the thread  when I replied
before. This sounds eminently sensible. There's certainly no hard at all in
recognising large contributions other than reviews, and bug triage is
almost becoming as large a job at various points in the cycle.

Duncan Thomas
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