Ian Clatworthy - is he coreworthy or not?

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Thu Jun 7 02:11:35 BST 2007

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Ian Clatworthy wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
>> I'm of 2 minds:
>> 1) We gave him the Release Manager role for 0.17. And anyone with RM should
>> have pqm access.
> I could be wrong here but it looks like I need it in order to do the RM
> things expected: http://bazaar-vcs.org/ReleaseChecklist. I'm in no
> particular hurry otherwise.
>> 2) He is doing good work, but has not done so through a complete release.
> Agreed.
>> (1) is sufficient for me to give him "core" status. He has spent a lot of time
>> to focus on the code (printing out pages and pages of hardcopy to read???).
>> I also trust that he won't +1 things unless he actually feels he understands
>> the code in question.
> On the change front, I've mostly tried to stick to lower risk areas
> (doc, tests, etc.) until I'm comfortable with more of the code and how
> the team likes things done.
> On the review front, I've equally tried to be very explicit about the
> scope of my feedback, e.g. the partial review of Aaron's faster
> TreeTransform work.

Yep. A behavior I consider worthy of promotion. Since it means you won't abuse
your newfound power :)

> If I ever start approving things I don't understand, feel free to tell
> me *loudly* that I don't know what I don't know! If the last few months
> are any guide, you'll undoubtedly do that more politely than I would
> together with a nicely written, very clear explanation of things. :-)

Which you will undoubtedly turn into a much needed document.

> BTW, I'm pleased I didn't have to go through school with "Codeworthy" as
> a last name - Clatworthy was bad enough!
> Ian C.

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