[Python-Dev] Request for commit access

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Mar 24 00:01:43 CET 2010

Martin v. Löwis <martin <at> v.loewis.de> writes:
> Procedurally, I wonder where people got the notion from that you can or
> need to apply for commit access. IIUC, it used to be the case that you
> would be recommended for commit access, by some (more or less senior)
> fellow committer. That person then would work on actually getting commit
> access to the new committer - perhaps by first asking other people in
> private, to avoid any public embarrassment if access is ultimately
> denied. IMO, that committer should then also mentor the new guy, both by
> helping out in difficult cases, and by closely following commits to see
> whether (possibly unstated) conventions are being followed.
> I'm not really picking on Brian here specifically, I just want to point
> out that I dislike this (apparent) change in process, primarily because
> of the risk of embarrassment.

For the record, I'm not opposing any point you are making, but all this is not
clearly written out, and I think that's why people (including me) lately have
been thinking that the candidate for commit rights had to declare himself on
this mailing-list.

If the process goes differently, it probably deserves documenting somewhere.



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