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From: Tom Wijsman <TomWij@g.o>
To: antarus@g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: formally allow qa to suspend commit rights
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:30:42
Message-Id: 20140123002928.52f32f5b@TOMWIJ-GENTOO
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: formally allow qa to suspend commit rights by Alec Warner
1 On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:58:45 -0800
2 Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
4 > Of course it is. We want to send the message that if a person's
5 > contributions are not up to par, their access to commit to the
6 > project will be revoked, until they can prove that they can
7 > contribute at a level that is not detrimental to users or other
8 > developers. A large portion of the QA team's role in Gentoo is to
9 > define what 'par' means and at some level, get the community to agree
10 > with them.
11 >
12 > Developer mentorship, for example, generally requires that a
13 > prospective developer submits changes to their mentor and the mentor
14 > reviews them. Part of that process is to determine that prospective
15 > developers can contribute at the expected level and we have quizzes
16 > to try and verify that developers understand key facets of ebuild
17 > development. Certainly if a prospective developer routinely submits
18 > faulty ebuilds and doesn't show improvement, we are unlikely to grant
19 > them commit access.
21 True; becoming a developer goes further than obtaining access, it also
22 involves keeping that access. And everyone knows well enough that it
23 takes more than a single breakage to permanently lose that access; to
24 determine where the limits are, one can remember the case with
25 python-exec where you see that the developer is still around.
27 Permanently losing it thus takes quite a big effort; in comparison, a
28 temporary suspension is something rather helpful ("Oh, were I breaking
29 the tree? Thanks for preventing me from making further damage; sorry, I
30 forgot to check IRC and/or e-mails. What can we do to fix it?"),
31 temporary suspensions do not have to be worried about.
33 --
34 With kind regards,
36 Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
37 Gentoo Developer
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