Re: GnomeVFS maintainership change - hmm

On 11 Dec 2002, Michael Meeks wrote:

> On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 17:58, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 05:41:00PM +0000, Michael Meeks wrote: 
> > > 	I'd respectfully suggest again then, that a minimum fix for this is
> > > restoring balance by appending Alex G's name to the list of maintainers.
> ...
> > The only thing I'd really like to see is that Alex L and/or Dave Camp
> > have veto power over changes. What that means in terms of the
> > maintainer list, I don't know. But I assumed it meant one of them
> > would be maintainer.
> 	I'd certainly be happier to see Dave and AlexL doing it together rather
> than just one. I'd be even happier to see Jody and myself taking an
> active role in reviewing any changes - inasmuch that we've had to deal
> with some of the acute mess in gnome-vfs pwrt. threading and the mime /
> is-local issues.
> 	AlexL - what do you say ? my only fear is that the decision to abstract
> the word 'maintainers' from those doing the maintenance is not a healthy
> one long term ;-) [ my other concern is that no-one is actually doing
> any gnome-vfs maintenance in the immediate time frame - except perhaps
> Christophe Fergeau ].

I would be happy to see Michael, Jody or Dave as a comaintainer. Although 
I fear that they, especially you Michael :), have a lot on their plate 
already, so they may not have much time to spend on gnome-vfs either.

I do want to point out that maintainership is not inherently about doing 
development. Its more about making releases on time, handling schedules,
reviewing patches and steering the overall project direction. It's more of
a manager role than an engineering role, although in many cases the 
maintainer is also doing a lot of development work. 

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