[zeromq-dev] Contribution policy and quality of commits

Chuck Remes cremes.devlist at mac.com
Sat Jan 28 16:19:13 CET 2012

On Jan 27, 2012, at 11:59 PM, john skaller wrote:

> On 28/01/2012, at 1:45 PM, Martin Lucina wrote:
>> cremes.devlist at mac.com said:
>>> What specific suggestions do you have for improving the process?
>>> (Demanding that all patches be rigorously inspected and tested by the
>>> maintainers is not a reasonable, though specific, suggestion.)
>> Code review is in fact specifically what I am asking for. Every major FOSS
>> project has a code review policy:
> On Felix project everyone who shows some capability and interest
> gets to write to the master repo. I don't want to mess around doing
> pull requests .. an even more extreme policy. This way if there's
> a bug or whatever I can just fix it. Not suggesting that here,
> but the point is probably the same: work on the basis of
> trust and minimal authoritarian management of contributions.

I am part of several projects that have a very similar policy. If you produce *one* patch that is accepted by the community, you get a commit bit on the main repository. It can be taken away if you prove yourself to be foolish with changes, but it mostly fosters a very open community and allows for very rapid evolution.

Maybe we'll move to that model over time. We'll see.


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