[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated

Simo s at ssimo.org
Fri Sep 13 17:28:56 CEST 2013

On Fri, 2013-09-13 at 08:47 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> On 2013-09-13 08:23, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > You have Worldforge and Wine in your signature. How do these
> > projects handle hobbyists' contributions? Are they handled
> > differently from contributions by paid developers?
> WorldForge has no paid developers, it's a pure hobby project, and it's
> extremely easy to get commit access and just get started working on code.
> Wine has mandatory code review by the only person with commit access to
> the source repository. Wine also has extensive infrastructure in place
> to track Alexandre's patch review queue.
> http://source.winehq.org/patches/ is straight out of Alexandre's patch
> management scripts and has been extended to include pre-commit test
> results. Unlike samba-technical, Wine hardly ever drops a patch, and the
> only time I had to wait > 1 week to get feedback on a patch that didn't
> pass review was when Alexandre is on vacation.
> I also do a lot of development with the BioPython project, during my day
> job. I don't have commit access there, but the people who do are very
> responsive and I've never seen them drop a pull request either.
> So no, technically none of the OSS projects I am involved with handle
> hobbyists' contributions differently. But they do have systems in place
> to make sure every contribution can get into the repository, for
> committers or external contributors. We do have a poor track record for
> external contributors sending in patches, and that reduces my confidence
> in the process.
> That said, I'm getting tired of taking the flak for my opinion every
> time this comes up. We've had a lot of technical decisions where some of
> the team didn't agree, and pretty much all the time went with the
> majority choice. So I guess just go ahead and do whatever you like, just
> don't take my silence as consent.

You do realize that we discuss this because we care about your (and
others) opinion, whether we agree or not? If we didn't care we would
just drop the discussion ...


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