[python-committers] Requirements to get the "bug triage" permission?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Dec 6 14:37:56 EST 2017
On 12/6/2017 1:45 PM, Ned Deily wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2017, at 12:45, Ezio Melotti <ezio.melotti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Depends on what you exactly mean with "award".
>> Contributors might want to be able to edit more fields on the tracker,
>> and the triage bit allows them to do it. This is beneficial for both
>> the contributor and the other triagers, since they have one more
>> helping hand. If the contributor knows what they are doing and they
>> are helpful, we can "award" them with the triager bit, but this award
>> shouldn't be given for unrelated accomplishments.
>> Becoming a triager is a step to becoming a committer: we bestow them
>> with some responsibility and trust, and if they do well, we can give
>> them even more with the committer bit.
> In general, I agree with David's and Ezio's comments, in particular the idea that "bug triage" should not be an "award" nor a necessary first step towards being a committer. I think the skills necessary to be a good bug triager are not the same as being a good core developer. While the skill sets and experience level needed can overlap, I think we should consider the two roles as separate "career paths". In other words, some people would do a fine job as triager without wanting to be a core developer or contributing their own code patches, and that's fine.
I agree. Database maintenance is a separate skill and interest from the
3 skills of patch writing, reviewing, and merging. Committers need to
be able to maintain and ultimately close the issues they work on, but
need not engage in general tracker gardening.
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