[Development] Approver status

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri May 25 09:41:10 CEST 2012

On sexta-feira, 25 de maio de 2012 06.27.13, lars.knoll at nokia.com wrote:
> I agree with Andre. Currently we do not have any guiding criteria in
> place, so it's probably difficult  to judge when someone is ready to be
> nominated as an approver. We've now had one or two cases where people
> where being nominated a bit too fast for my taste.
> But I'd propose that we have a discussion to nail down the details at the
> contributor summit. It's only a couple of weeks away, and these things are
> usually discussed a lot easier in such a setting.


I think the rule-of-thumb guidance was part of the original project goals, but 
we never managed to come up with the numbers. I think it's good that the 
project will be 9 months old by the time we try to come up with those numbers. 
We can look at past history and figure out what a committed contributor does.

> >On a related note, I also think it would be sensible to move the
> >barrier of entrance to "Handle JIRA" into the opposite direction.
> >Triaging issues or verification of fixes are definitely tedious and
> >reputable activities, but I don't think they necessarily need
> >preceding contributions, nor long term dedication.
> >
> >Andre'

I agree on that too. Besides, helping in triaging *is* a form of contribution.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
     Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
     Knarrarnäsgatan 15, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
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