[Python-Dev] Adding a developer

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Wed Oct 20 17:42:19 CEST 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 11:14:50AM -0400, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> I'm not sure it is a good idea to keep adding developers who do only a
> handful of checkins and disappear.  This is doubly true if they are not

Agreed, but based on his track record it seems unlikely that Lars is
going to vanish; he contributed the module on 2003/01/05, still
maintains the code separately at http://www.gustaebel.de/lars/tarfile/, 
and has contributed 9 bugfixes since then (compared to 7 bugfixes from
others).  If we're adding Peter, who'll be maintaining a single
module, then adding Lars seems equally reasonable.

I like the approach of adding people who will maintain a particular
module or package.  Long-term, I think it's more sustainable to have a
larger number of developers, each person responsible for a small
number of modules, than a small number of developers struggling to
keep up with everything.


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