[Openstack] Promoting the role of +1 reviewers in our community
thierry at openstack.org
Wed Oct 30 11:07:41 UTC 2013
Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:08:03AM +1100, Tom Fifield wrote:
>> I think it's time to bend that focus slightly, and promote the role
>> of the +1 reviewers. Every review that a non-core reviewer does
>> helps reduce the burden of core reviewers just that little bit.
> It absolutely does, and is much appreciated by us core team
>> Do you see this too? How can we help encourage more +1 reviews?
> It is a tough question. You don't want to put up strict rules since that
> is typically counterproductive. Perhaps the biggest carrot to encourage
> more +1 reviews, is that it is a stepping stone to becoming a core team
> member. eg if you find yourself in the top-10 reviewers on nova for an
> extended period of time you'll likely get an invitation to become a
> core team member from Russell.
Fully agree. You don't really want to see noise +1s from people who did
not really look into the proposed change but just want to get whatever
carrot would be given to +1 reviewers.
> Looking at our wiki page
> it is very much focused around that idea that you have to write code or
> do code fixes to become involved. It isn't really mentioning contribution
> via reviews at all. It merely mentions "learn gerrit" and use it to sign
> the CLA.
> Similarly this page
> only mentions review in the context of what happens to *your* patch.
Agreed. The "how to contribute" page was supposed to be completely
overhauled anyway -- we should just include reviewing as one of the
promoted activities there.
Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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