[openstack-dev] [kolla] Please vote -> Removal of Harm Weites from the core reviewer team

Michal Rostecki mrostecki at mirantis.com
Fri Jan 15 11:46:43 UTC 2016

On 01/15/2016 01:12 AM, Steven Dake (stdake) wrote:
> Hi fellow core reviewers,
> Harm joined Kolla early on with great enthusiasm and did a bang-up job
> for several months working on Kolla.  We voted unanimously to add him to
> the core team.  Over the last 6 months Harm hasn't really made much
> contribution to Kolla.  I have spoken to him about it in the past, and
> he indicated his work and other activities keep him from being able to
> execute the full job of a core reviewer and nothing environmental is
> changing in the near term that would improve things.
> I faced a similar work/life balance problem when working on Magnum as a
> core reviewer and also serving as PTL for Kolla.  My answer there was to
> step down from the Magnum core reviewer team [1] because Kolla needed a
> PTL more then Magnum needed a core reviewer.  I would strongly prefer if
> folks don't have the time available to serve as a Kolla core reviewer,
> to step down as was done in the above example.  Folks that follow this
> path will always be welcome back as a core reviewer in the future once
> they become familiar with the code base, people, and the project.
> The other alternative to stepping down is for the core reviewer team to
> vote to remove an individual from the core review team if that is deemed
> necessary.  For future reference, if you as a core reviewer have
> concerns about a fellow core reviewer's performance, please contact the
> current PTL who will discuss the issue with you.
> I propose removing Harm from the core review team.  Please vote:
> +1 = remove Harm from the core review team
> -1 = don't remove Harm from the core review team
> Note folks that are voted off the core review team are always welcome to
> rejoin the core team in the future once they become familiar with the
> code base, people, and the project.  Harm is a great guy, and I hope in
> the future he has more time available to rejoin the Kolla core review
> team assuming this vote passes with simple majority.
> It is important to explain why, for some folks that may be new to a core
> reviewer role (which many of our core reviewers are), why a core
> reviewer should have their +2/-2 voting rights removed when they become
> inactive or their activity drops below an acceptable threshold for
> extended or permanent periods.  This hasn't happened in Harm's case, but
> it is possible that a core reviewer could approve a patch that is
> incorrect because they lack sufficient context with the code base.  Our
> core reviewers are the most important part of ensuring quality software.
>   If the individual has lost context with the code base, their voting
> may be suspect, and more importantly the other core reviewers may not
> trust the individual's votes.  Trust is the cornerstone of a software
> review process, so we need to maximize trust on a technical level
> between our core team members.  That is why maintaining context with the
> code base is critical and why I am proposing a vote to remove Harm from
> the core reviewer team.
> On a final note, folks should always know, joining the core review team
> is never "permanent".  Folks are free to move on if their interests take
> them into other areas or their availability becomes limited.  Core
> Reviewers can also be removed by majority vote.  If there is any core
> reviewer's performance you are concerned with, please contact the
> current PTL to first work on improving performance, or alternatively
> initiating a core reviewer removal voting process.
> On a more personal note, I want to personally thank Harm for his many
> and significant contributions to Kolla and especially going above and
> beyond by taking on the responsibility of a core reviewer.  Harm's
> reviews were always very thorough and very high quality, and I really do
> hope in the future Harm will rejoin the Kolla core team.
> Regards,
> -steve
> [1]
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-October/077844.html

Hi all,

First of all, thank you Harm for your work on Kolla in the Liberty 
release. And especially for your good reviews and advices when I was 
beginning my contribution to this project.

For now, I'm +1 for removing Harm from core team. But I also hope that 
in future it will be possible for him to rejoin our team and be as 
active as before.


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