[OpenWrt-Devel] GitHub and -devel; differentiating between voting committers and random community comments

Karl Palsson karlp at tweak.net.au
Fri Sep 14 11:18:01 EDT 2018

"Daniel F. Dickinson" <cshore at thecshore.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> This isn't my first preference, but I think this is becoming a
> bit of a problem, especially for people not all that familiar
> with who's who in OpenWrt.
> I've noticed that community (vs. voting committers) often jump
> in with (presumably well-meant) advice that might not actually
> match what voting committers want (e.g. on a patch or for
> policy), and for those not familiar with emails and names of
> the voting OpenWrt team this can lead to changing patches or
> PR's in ways that are counter-productive to actually getting
> merged.
> I'm not a voting member myself, so this isn't necessarily going
> to help me get heard, but I'd also hate for someone take me as
> canonical advice in contrast to a voting committer. I know some
> community members can be quite helpful, but others tend to
> sounding authoritative while not being an 'official' openwrt
> team member, which leads to mis-perception (in my view) about
> what the project would like to see.

The comments in github show this for you already:

if it shows "Contributor" it's just "someone" THey might be a
regular contributor, but they're not a committer. if it shows
"Member" they have commit rights.

What people choose to do with that information is up to them
though really.

Karl P
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