[openstack-dev] [nova] TL; DR A proposed subsystem maintainer model

Matthew Booth mbooth at redhat.com
Tue Sep 20 11:07:37 UTC 2016

* +A is reserved for cores.

* A subsystem maintainer's domain need not be defined by the directory
tree: subteams are a good initial model.

* A maintainer should only +2 code in their own domain in good faith,
enforced socially, not technically.

* Subsystem maintainer is expected to request specific additional +2s for
patches touching hot areas, eg rpc, db, api.
  * Hot areas are also good candidate domains for subsystem maintainers.
  * Hot area review need not cover the whole patch if it's not required: I
am +2 on the DB change in this patch.

This model means that code with +2 from a maintainer only requires a single
+2 from a core.

We could implement this incrementally by defining a couple of pilot
subsystem maintainer domains.

Matthew Booth
Red Hat Engineering, Virtualisation Team

Phone: +442070094448 (UK)
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