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

Maru Newby marun at redhat.com
Wed Apr 1 21:35:22 UTC 2015

> On Apr 1, 2015, at 1:47 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2015-04-01 12:00:53 -0700 (-0700), Maru Newby wrote:
>> Given how important trust and relationships are to the functioning
>> of individual projects, I think we’re past the point where we
>> should allow our tooling to be the limiting factor in how we
>> structure ourselves.
> I'm definitely not suggesting that either, merely pointing out that
> if you have an ACL which, for example, defines the set of people
> able to push a particular button then it's helpful to have a term
> for that set of people. As soon as you start to conflate that
> specific permission with other roles and responsibilities then the
> term for it gets overloaded. To me a "core reviewer" is just that:
> people with accounts in the .*-core Gerrit groups granted the
> ability to push a review button indicating that a proposed change is
> suitable to merge. Whether or not those same people are also
> afforded permissions outside that system is orthogonal.

I find your perspective on the term ‘core reviewer’ to be interesting indeed,
and for me it underscores the need to consider whether using the term
outside of gerrit is justified.


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