On 11 Nov 2011, at 17:31, David Nalley wrote:
On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Mark McLoughlin
> Everyone on the To: list has commit permissions on some of the OpenStack
> packages. It's quite a big list! :-)
> As more people get involved with packaging OpenStack in Fedora/EPEL, I
> think we need to figure out how to co-ordinate ourselves better. I had
> hoped we could use the cloud SIG mailing list for this but, in practice,
> I think folks are reluctant to spam everyone on the list with the nitty
> gritty details of what they're working on.
> I'm always reluctant to start another mailing list, but I think it might
> be warranted here. What say you to openstack(a)lists.fp.org or even
> openstack-maint(a)lists.fp.org? Maybe #fedora-openstack on Freenode too?
I don't think we have yet hit the traffic level that justifies
segmenting. Since September 1st there have only been 8 openstack
threads on the cloud list. I also think there is a tremendous benefit
in the wider visibility that the cloud sig list brings. If folks won't
'spam' the cloud list, I find it unlikely they'd spam the openstack
list. Similar thoughts re the irc channel.
fedora-openstack @ freenode is a good idea, as it means for one I can keep epel related
topics out of openstack-dev which I keep being asked to go into #openstack to discuss
> On a related note, I've been quick to approve requests for commit
> permissions on these packages in order to encourage folks to get
> involved. However, quite a few folks have ever used these permissions so
> I'm starting to think we should get require folks to have an actual
> contribution ready to commit before approving these requests.
Provided they are a packager already, I don't see much of a downside
for liberally granting access. It's true that when everyone is
responsible that no one is, but better to be too permissive than too
As this is my first sponsored package I can't really say one way or the other, judging
by the team size now this may begin to be a good idea.
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