[tc][stable] Changing stable branch policy

Mohammed Naser mnaser at vexxhost.com
Wed Nov 20 14:46:32 UTC 2019

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 9:43 AM Abhishek Kekane <akekane at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> For your kind information, I never asked to be to the core of stable-maintainer. Someone has recommended my name for it. So if you find it hard ir against the stable core policy, kindly remove me from this list. I will earn it with my efforts.

Just for context, I don't think Matt was actually targeting you, it's
actually something that has been raised a few times in the past with
many other projects (i.e. Trove is one another recent memory).  I'm
happy to see you on the stable team for Glance. . :)

> Thank you for your kind support.
> Abhishek Kekane
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 at 8:00 PM, Matt Riedemann <mriedemos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/20/2019 1:18 AM, Zane Bitter wrote:
>> > Because the core stable team is necessarily not as familiar with the
>> > review/backport history of contributors in every project as the
>> > individual project stable team is with contributors in each project.
>> This is assuming that each project has a stable core team already, which
>> a lot don't, that's why we get a lot of "hi I'm the PTL du jour on
>> project X now please make me stable core even though I've never reviewed
>> any stable branch changes before".
>> With Tony more removed these days and I myself not wanting to vet every
>> one of these "add me to the stable core team" requests, I'm more or less
>> OK with the proposal so that it removes me as a bottleneck. That might
>> mean people merge things on stable branches for their projects that
>> don't follow the guidelines but so be it. If it's a problem hopefully
>> they'll hear about it from their consumers, but if the project is in
>> such maintenance mode anyway that they can break the stable guidelines,
>> then they might not have many external consumers to complain anyway.
>> Either way I don't need to be involved.
>> So sure, +1 from me on the proposal given nova can still do what it's
>> already been doing with a specific stable maint core team ACL in Gerrit.
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Matt
> --
> Thanks & Best Regards,
> Abhishek Kekane

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