[openstack-dev] [tc][all] A culture change (nitpicking)

Samuel Cassiba s at cassiba.com
Wed May 30 01:29:43 UTC 2018

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 4:26 PM, Ian Wells <ijw.ubuntu at cack.org.uk> wrote:

> On 29 May 2018 at 14:53, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
>> On 2018-05-29 15:25:01 -0500 (-0500), Jay S Bryant wrote:
>> [...]
>> > Maybe it would be different now that I am a Core/PTL but in the past I
>> had
>> > been warned to be careful as it could be misinterpreted if I was
>> changing
>> > other people's patches or that it could look like I was trying to pad my
>> > numbers. (I am a nit-picker though I do my best not to be.
>> [...]
>> Most stats tracking goes by the Gerrit "Owner" metadata or the Git
>> "Author" field, neither of which are modified in a typical new
>> patchset workflow and so carry over from the original patchset #1
>> (resetting Author requires creating a new commit from scratch or
>> passing extra options to git to reset it, while changing the Owner
>> needs a completely new Change-Id footer).
> We know this, but other people don't, so the comment is wise.  Also,
> arguably, if I badly fix someone else's patch, I'm making them look bad by
> leaving them with the 'credit' for my bad work, so it's important to be
> careful and tactful.  But the history is public record, at least.
If the patch is bad enough where I have to step in to rewrite, I'm making
the submitter look bad no matter what. That makes everyone worse off.


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