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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
Date Sat, 05 Jan 2002 13:55:00 GMT

On Saturday, January 5, 2002, at 04:21 AM, Arron Bates wrote:

>> Is it just that no one is watching out for PropertyUtils, or the people
>> who usually watch on it are busy?
> All it takes is one committer for the commons project and 15 seconds of 
> their time.

the problem here is that the commons operates a 'chinese walls' policy. 
each committer is a committer for the whole jakarta-commons but there are 
only a few components for which they actively develop. committing a patch 
for another component means (at the very least) talking to the existing 
committers and adding yourself to the list of committers responsible for 
that component.

FYI committing a patch takes a lot longer than 15 seconds - especially on 
an unfamiliar project. committing a patch means that you're taking 
personal responsibility. this means being able and willing to defend the 
design of that patch.

in general, though, i'd agree that the process by which patches are 
reviewed isn't as smooth as it might be. any ideas about how we could 
improve it?

- robert

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