OpenStack maint team

Pádraig Brady pbrady at
Fri Nov 11 18:02:00 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 05:31 PM, David Nalley wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc at> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> 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 at or even
>> openstack-maint at 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.
>> 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
> restrictive.
> --David

I'm with David on both points.


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