[python-committers] Vote to promote Pablo Salingo Salgado as core developer

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Jun 14 21:27:09 EDT 2018

I just wanted to say I agree with everything Eric said, for +1 from me.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 14:34 Eric Snow, <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:16 AM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> > I propose to promote Pablo Salingo Salgado as a core developer and so
> > open a vote during one week. If there is no strong opposition, I will
> > promote him but also continue to mentor him for a least one month.
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > I am mentoring Pablo Salingo Salgado since January. I am watching his
> > hard work since last September. He made many non trivial and useful
> > contributions to Python.
> >
> > I think that he understands well how Python is developed, is
> > respectful, try to find answers alone before asking, and is eager to
> > learn. In case of doubt, he ask others before doing something, like
> > closing an issue. I trust that Pablo will respect opinions of others,
> > like not merging a PR if someone disagree.
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > If Pablo is promoted as a core developer, I propose to continue to be
> > his mentor for at least one month, and ask him before merging any PR.
> +1
> I have had no negative (or any) experiences with Pablo and otherwise
> trust Victor's judgement and mentoring.
> Regarding if Pablo has done "enough", ultimately folks get commit
> privileges at the point that they show they will be a benefit to
> Python development and we trust them enough to merge PRs.  Any other
> criteria feels rather secondary, considering the variety of ways a
> core developer can contribute.  We don't need to aim for exclusivity.
> (It's not like we have a limit on the number of people that can have
> commit privileges.)  In this case we have a respected core developer
> (Victor) expressing his trust, suggesting that Python will benefit via
> Pablo, and offering to mentor him.  Unless someone says they do not
> trust Pablo, I don't see any reason here to object.
> That said, I agree that core developers in particular should be active
> on the issue tracker and reviewing PRs, and it makes sense to reward
> folks you show a commitment to helping there.  I just don't think that
> is necessarily a major criteria for becoming a core developer,
> especially when someone like Victor vouches for the candidate.
> Sometimes I wonder if we scare off otherwise amazing folks because
> they think we expect a significant sacrifice of time or we
> inadvertently make them feel like they aren't good enough.  It's easy
> for us to mess this up! :/
> -eric
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