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Re: [Xen-devel] differing opinions between maintainers vs patch acks

>>> On 04.05.17 at 11:21, <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jan Beulich writes ("differing opinions between maintainers vs patch acks"):
>> When there's an odd number of maintainers for a given piece of
>> code, it may be acceptable to pull in a 3rd maintainer to break ties,
>> but pulling in a non-maintainer (e.g. some [other] committer) to
>> help out seems not really appropriate to me.
> I'm afraid I disagree.  Someone with a fresh perspective is often
> helpful, even if it involves a bit more explanation.
> And, the use of committers as referees in inter-maintainer disputes is
> explicitly laid out in the project governance document:
>   https://xenproject.org/governance.html#roles-local 
>   | Committers
>   ...
>   | committers can also act as referees should disagreements amongst
>   | maintainers arise

I understand this, and I agree as far as actual technical issues
go. I just don't think this is suitable / appropriate when it comes
to cosmetic questions.


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