[development] Encouraging Collaboration

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Fri Nov 18 23:36:44 UTC 2005

On 18-Nov-05, at 2:28 PM, Dries Buytaert wrote:

>> I had brought up before that we might consider designated  
>> maintainers for core modules -- see http://drupal.org/node/34439  
>> -- there are still the majority that are theoretically  
>> "maintained" by Dries. Dries, do you want to speak up and say  
>> which ones you *actually* want to maintain, which might be in need  
>> of an official maintainer, etc.?
> Having 'official maintainers' matters for me: in the best case  
> scenario people will bug the maintainer and not me.  Other than  
> being the official point of contact, very little changes.

Right. That's all that I meant. Later on you say "Don't ask me to  
write down the list"...I guess what I'm asking is if it would be  
useful to have the list for some more of the core modules. There is a  
certain responsibility in that case to look at patches for a  
particular core module, and then it is known by those people. e.g.  
James knows that he has to personally look at all Blog API bugs/ 

Just as now, any that you feel don't have maintainers (i.e. people  
with enough trust to be responsible for them) still fall into the  
everybody looks at them/needs to +1 them. Or, of course, ones that  
you want to maintain yourself.

Boris Mann
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