[Framework-Team] Re: random thought: identify the components that lack owners

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Sep 26 18:15:41 UTC 2008

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Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> Jon Stahl wrote:
>>> I'm wondering why this would be a task for the framework team?
>> I'm open for suggestions about who else might take it on.
> I'd say the general development community.
>> I think we have a bit of a problem in that we have no
>> formally-designated leadership team for the codebase of this project.
>> The FWT seems like the closest thing we have in general, and on this
>> topic, they (including you, Wichert) seem like the folks with the most
>> relevant knowledge.
> The people with the general knowledge might indeed be the ones, that
> follow this particular mailing list.
> I'd be very reluctant to make the framework team into a general code
> leadership team, though. That's explicitly *not* what it has been
> designed for and the way it is elected and the people are recruited
> doesn't give them a lot of authority for this matter. It's also not what
> they signed up for.
> In my opinion we do not have an official leader or leadership team for
> matters of general code and development related topics. This has been
> the case since Alan stopped doing this job. If the community feels like
> we should get such an authority back, we need to communicate this and
> find a way of establishing such a team. This is too important to just be
> assigned as an additional duty to an existing entity.

Hmm, as an outsider, the FWT's job (reviewing and accepting PLIPs) is to
do what a single BFDL would do in a project would have one;  that same
BFDL would also be the person who answered questions like, "should we
rip out this bit of code because it has no champion / owner /
maintainer?"  In other words, it seems to me that the FWT does have
responsibility for "architectural oversight" of Plone.

Just my 0.01EU, of course,

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