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Re: The removal of the core maintainers team

Camptocamp France SAS, Alexandre Fayolle
- 06/01/2016 10:05:23
Hello all,

To be honest I was not "hot" on that decision, which seemed a bit
premature to me, especially given the current state of the PSCs.

As far as I remember, the goal was to encourage and accelerate the
empowerment of the PSCs, which seemed to be hindered by the presence of
the "core maintainer team", and the fact that a very small number of
people such as Pedro Baeza where exerting themselves all over the OCA
repositories to help get things moving. Such activity by the core
maintainer team is of course helpful, esp. for smaller projects,
supported by a very low number of people such as the l10n project
mentioned by Stefan. On the other hand, it can be seen by more organized
projects teams as interfering with their governance, and there have been
complaints about unwelcome help / merges bypassing the discussions of PSCs.

If the consensus is that the team is needed, let's reinstall it, but I
still am convinced that having a heavy load resting on the shoulder of
that team is not sustainable and that we need strong PSCs.

Alexandre Fayolle
Chef de Projet
Tel : +33 4 58 48 20 30

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