[python-committers] Changing commiter status
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Jun 19 15:55:19 EDT 2018
On 06/19/2018 11:17 AM, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at 17:56 Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> I'd do it as follows. This basically makes withdrawal voluntary unless
>> they don't respond at all.
>> 1. Make a list of people who've not shown any sign of activity (on the
>> b.p.o. or GitHub, as reviewer or committer) for at least one year.
>> 2. Email all of them, asking if they still want to be a core dev. Choices
>> could include
>> Â a. Yes
>> Â b. Keep the logo and b.p.o. access but disable GitHub key
>> Â c. Drop everything
>> 3. If someone doesn't respond despite repeated attempts (maybe using
>> different email addresses or social media) then after 4 weeks assume
>> they meant to answer (c). But if they write back later they can be
>> restored according to their preference (a, b, c), no questions asked.
> One point I want to make about this pull approach versus a push one is this
> is going to be a lot of work. :) For the "no GitHub username" situation on
> bugs.python.org <http://bugs.python.org> there are 80 people to reach out
> to. For people with commit rights who have not committed in the past year
> to CPython (because that's the best data point I have without writing custom
> code to find out who has commented on a PR recently), that would require
> reaching out to an additional 50 people. So we're looking at potentially up
> to 130 people to try and track down.
I'm happy to do this.
> We can make a complete list as people seem to want that and have it be active
> versus emeritus and list the year people got their commit rights.
> At the end of that month whomever is still listed as emeritus we turn off
> their commit access and b.p.o extras. We announce this here, python-dev,
> social media, etc. IOW this becomes more opt-in/push than opt-out/pull.
The problem with this approach as it's one time -- as soon as someone fades away it's once again out of date.
I'll take on the task of contacting the 130 people to get this started, then once a year somebody does the same thing
with whichever handful of people have gone dormant that year.
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