NEW Packages process

Soren Hansen soren at
Wed Apr 16 23:22:08 BST 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:09:13AM -0300, Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> One of the reasons Open Source software *works* is because it employs
> the scientific method. That process relies heavily on peer review. I
> don't think we should remove that, discourage that, or ever consider
> it unimportant. If everyone had unlimited time and resources, I would
> get every single one of my packages reviewed. No, not because I don't
> think I'm not competent enough to make the upload myself alone but
> because I consider peer review the corner stone of our development
> model.
> Maybe the issue here isn't a philosophical one but more of a technical
> one?  Maybe we should focus, as you suggested, on improving and
> innovating review infrastructure?

I don't think anyone's really suggesting not doing peer reviews. The
question is more about whether to require it before it enters the
archive to begin with or to recommend and encourage it after the fact.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             |
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