[development] Time to take away RTBC from every Joe

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Thu Feb 21 15:33:42 UTC 2008

This is similar to what I proposed in Amsterdam as well. +1

James Walker wrote:
> On 21-Feb-08, at 7:57 AM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:
>> FYI, what Karoly proposes  is exactly how the Mozilla project works.
>> Each patch needs a "super review" from a fixed (but large) list of
>> reveiwers. See http://www.mozilla.org/hacking/
> Those who have bothered to stick around and listen long enough while I 
> ramble will know that I'm actually in favor of this kind of approach. 
> I think it has several benefits :
> * Clear responsibility - in case of questions, complications, etc - 
> the "buck stops" at a defined point for resolution.
> * Allows for "domain experts" - very frequently patches come in that 
> can have tricky, subtle implications for some of the more complicated 
> systems (menu, formapi, search etc etc etc) and it's *really* hard 
> (frankly too much to ask) for the few core committers to have 
> comprehensive understanding of all of Drupal at this level.
> * Makes MAINTAINERS.txt actually mean something.
> * Rewards solid effort from community members.
> etc...
> I think at the very least it's a concept worth pursuing.
> -- 
> James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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