[Python-Dev] Request for commit access
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
If the process goes differently, it probably deserves documenting somewhere.
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