[Python-Dev] Request for commit access

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 07:55:32 CEST 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:34 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> 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.

That's an ideal case, but it doesn't work, because more or less senior
committers are already too busy. If they do not even have time to
review issues, followup on patches  - how can they monitor who reached
the appropriate karma level?
anatoly t.

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