[Framework-Team] plone products leaders (v2)

Alex Clark aclark at aclark.net
Mon Mar 19 01:43:10 UTC 2007


I'm itching to stay active (and keep my UI sprint momentum going) 
but I don't want to bother "my" rock star (Martin) 
too much for direction ;-)

Alex (Clark)

On Sat, Mar 17, 2007 at 12:11:30PM +0100, Tom Lazar wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2007, at 8:35 AM, Thierry Benita wrote:
> >What do you think of this idea ? Do you think that it is
> >possible/affordable ?
> + 100 and thanks for the nice writeup, i think this initiative comes  
> at a very good time, because on the one hand we definitely need to  
> lighten the load of responsibility that currently is divided among  
> the very few shoulders of our 'rock stars'.
> but on the other hand, plone's embracing of the z3 component  
> architecture should actually make that kind of sharing of  
> responsibility much easier (and more precise).
> take hanno's `statusmessages` product for instance, a super small  
> product all in itself. just yesterday i found a bug in it and given  
> the fact, that the entire functionality is just a few lines of  
> (isoltaed) code i was (surprisingly) easily able to come up with a  
> patch.
> however, as thierry described, i was too shy too directly commit it,  
> so i sent the patch to hannosch for his review (still pending, the  
> guy does need some sleep, after all! ;-).
> however, now that i'm fairly familiar with this product's inner  
> workings i already would feel confident taking over maintainership of  
> it, while hannosch still remains 'mentor' of it.
> so, perhaps, to ease the transition the current de facto maintainer  
> of a package could offer 'mentorship' (i.e. provide support for the  
> maintainer, as opposed to everybody).
> on a practical level, i guess we could just simply start with using  
> this mailing list for the process of offering packages up for  
> maintenance and applying for them and use the product's READMEs to  
> keep track of who's taken over what (perhaps with some standardized  
> text format for grep-convenience).
> just my EUR 0.02,
> tom
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