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Re: pythonX.Y maintenance team

On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 10:36:58AM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Allow me be blunt then: do we have volunteers to maintain the pythonX.Y
> packages? Can those volunteers manifest themselves on this list?
> I understand there might be incompatibilities that make impossible for
> potential volunteers to work with other such volunteers. Nonetheless, I
> suggest first to have a public volunteering round, even if you have
> conditions attached to your availability. One concern at a time :)

3 weeks into this, it seems we have reached a peek in the amount of
people who volunteer to maintain pythonX.Y. I've go not more candidacy
in private mail than what you saw on list, which is a good sign.

Considering the potential incompatibilities, it seems that the possible
maintenance "teams" boil down to:

- a maintenance team formed by Sandro
- a maintenance team formed by Matthias and Barry
- a maintenance team formed by Jakub

Then there is the availability to help by Luca to do "grunt work", with
no strong requirement of doing so as a declared co-maintainer.

It should also be noted that Jakub, in spite of his availability, has
made clear that he does not support removing the current maintainer by
the means of a tech-ctte vote.  Barry clarified in mail to me (asking me
to mention it here) that he does not support removing the current
maintainer either, which is why I've listed Barry in co-maintenance with
Matthias, but not with Sandro.

Having not heard from Matthias either, I had to pick some "defaults" for
his "conflicts", which I'll be happy to refine as soon as he comments on
this (but quite frankly, I don't see that coming). I've assumed he would
be fine working with Barry, and that he would not be fine working with
Sandro. The rationale is a simple principle: I have witnessed in the
past conflicts between Matthias and Sandro, but no conflicts between
Matthias and Barry. It seems fair to assume that the status quo
(positive or negative) continues, until the contrary is proven.

If there are no further comments or candidacies, I'll proceed forwarding
the above possibilities to the tech-ctte, Cc:-ing this list, before the
end of the week.

I recall that the purpose of this exercise was simply to do a reality
check of the team who 2 years ago volunteered in the tech-ctte buglog.
No endorsement of any of the tech-ctte option is implied in the results
of the exercise.

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