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Re: The removal of the core maintainers team

by Lara Freeke <> - 06/01/2016 10:52:20

Op 06-01-16 om 10:08 schreef Stefan Rijnhart:
> Hi,
> I was very much disappointed (and surprised, but that was my fault for
> not closely reading the OCA newsletter) to see that the Core Maintainers
> Team on Github was removed a couple of days ago.
> This was a team of broadly oriented and highly qualified developers,
> committed to the goals and standards of the OCA, that could perform
> merges and manage labels (PR statuses) on all OCA projects. I enjoyed
> being part of that team because it allowed me to do the whole review
> trajectory from setting the target branch on someone's PR to performing
> the merge after the required number of approvals was acquired.
> We discussed this in the community recently here:
> The concensus was that PSC reviews were not mandatory, implying that the
> core maintainers group was functioning well. And now the board goes and
> overrules a community discussion. IMHO the OCA should strive to a
> *larger core maintainers team* instead of trying to micromanage each
> project with one or two contributors. During my time at the board I have
> always resisted the tendency of the board to put up their bureaucracy
> and hierarchical structures but there you go.
> Just one example: there is this guy, he is the only person in
> l10n-romania. He made some requests on Twitter so I came over and helped
> out a little bit
> (, but
> I don't really want to be in their team. Who is there to merge? There is
> only the board who can do that then. So here the OCA are moving part of
> the real need for this team from the broader community (even if it is
> only 10 developers some of which are actually in the board) back to the
> shoulders of the board. That is not why they were elected. And again, I
> (and not only me) work in the whole broad field of Odoo be it banking,
> POS, HR, framework, web client, website, warehousing or whatever. If you
> put me on all those teams, you make me co-responsible for whatever is
> going on in all those projects but that is just not realistic.
> I would therefore plead for the return of the core maintainers team.
> Thanks,
> Stefan.
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