[zeromq-dev] Contribution policy and quality of commits

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sat Jan 28 07:21:39 CET 2012

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM, john skaller
<skaller at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> I believe there is a point to the policy. I am guessing the idea is this:
> with the patches merged in "more or less mechanically" people are actually
> in a position to try them out and review them in context.

Indeed. The policy is not mindless but is rather the application of a
very large amount of thought and experience.

It is my clear and direct intent to remove all opinion and bias from
the role of maintainer. The goal is to allow everyone (without the
enormous and toxic prejudice that has affected previous contribution
policies) to get involved on an equal basis. The maintainers enforce
the rules but do not take any position. Consider us the Enforcers. QA
is the role of the community (which obviously includes the maintainers
but with different hats) and drives growth of the community through
active debate.

No-one owns 0MQ exclusively. We all do. Equally and without bias or
privilege. Period.

I'm not going to argue this extensively. That's been done. The old
libzmq policy was a failure. This new policy has been discussed by the
maintainers and this list and agreed on. We will try it for a while
and if it proves broken, we will fix the breakage and continue to
improve it.

Thanks to all who have made pull requests. Please do continue!


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