Considering component-specific work when reviewing applications

Michael Bienia michael at
Tue Aug 19 15:56:55 BST 2008

On 2008-08-19 16:38:43 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Michael Bienia <michael at> writes:
> > [ feel free to take it back to motu-council if you want ]
> >
> > On 2008-08-19 15:52:10 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> Michael Bienia <michael at> writes:
> >> 
> >> > As MOTUship isn't required for core-dev since some time,
> >> 
> >> Err, this surprises me. Can you please give me a reference when did this
> >> policy change and why?
> >
> > It was first mentioned by Matt Zimmerman, that MOTU is no strict
> > requirement for core-dev (but strongly advised):
> >
> That comment is true since the start of the ubuntu project. We always
> had cases (but rather seldom) were the TB decided that an applicant
> could be approved directly without being in MOTU. This is however not a
> change that happened 'since some time', so that's what confused me here.

Perhaps it was not so well communicated in the past else there wouldn't
be the confusion leading to that mail. At that time I thought that one
had to be a MOTU before one could apply for core-dev.

[ Context is an other mail from Matt Zimmerman:
> > Based on this perhaps I need to think over my previous statement again.
> >
> > This leads me to the question: what the main point on becoming a MOTU?
> > - is it the next reward for Ubuntu members who work hard on improving
> >   Ubuntu (development)? They have good technicals skills and we trust
> >   them enough to make them MOTUs (and allow them to upload directly)
> > - or is it: they have good technicals skills and we trust them enough to
> >   work unsupervised and allow them to upload directly (make them a
> >   MOTU).
> I think this is a very intersting question that should be discussed
> publicy. If you agree, please do post that on ubuntu-motu@ (CC'ed to
> -council, perhaps), and I'll answer in public.

Done (reply-to set to ubuntu-motu).


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