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From: Tom Wijsman <TomWij@g.o>
To: tommy@g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: formally allow qa to suspend commit rights
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:57:30
Message-Id: 20140121235614.5cc6dda1@TOMWIJ-GENTOO
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: formally allow qa to suspend commit rights by Thomas Sachau
1 On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:03:22 +0100
2 Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o> wrote:
4 > With this in mind, i currently dont see any case where QA would need
5 > the ability to remove the commit access of a dev, so i dont see a
6 > need for this glep update.
8 The case you have enumerated is just one possible case, this is a case
9 where policy is in place; it is however not always the case that there
10 is policy, or perhaps even that policy is unclear. In these other cases
11 the QA team has to take an actual decision instead of "it is policy"; in
12 such cases, the reasoning behind this becomes technical and you get the
13 whole idea we have been discussing here.
15 Besides that, you also have the possibility for bigger breakages to
16 happen; regardless of whether or not they are written down in policy.
18 In some of these cases the roles of QA and ComRel become questionable;
19 cfr. the whole discussion on #gentoo-qa, where I also asked the reverse
20 question as to why QA has the power to suspend people in a technical
21 area like the Portage tree when it is not part of their terrains.
23 And just to make it clear one more time; it is the ability to
24 "temporarily" "suspend" the commit access, as a means to get the
25 developer to contact us where the developer was otherwise unavailable
26 or intended to not communicate or listen to us. It is no way an actual
27 removal or permanent decision; or well, it might be if this is about
28 repeated behavior, but that's a whole different story...
30 --
31 With kind regards,
33 Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
34 Gentoo Developer
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Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: formally allow qa to suspend commit rights William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>