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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introducing code owners
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:31:05 GMT
On 12 July 2017 at 16:45, Jacob Champion <champion.p@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/11/2017 06:21 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>
>> On 07/11/2017 03:41 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>>
>>> I still think the name sucks, in the end IIUC it's not much more than
>>> "code review notifications" which can be useful to have.
>>
>>
>> Sure. And if it's used well, it could be great. But names are powerful
>> things, and shape attitudes. To a beginner, approaching a project that they
>> want to participate in, the notion that code is "owned" by someone can be a
>> real deterrent.
>
>
> +1 to that.

ASF code can be considered to be 'owned' by the project developing it.
Since the feature allows the use of an email address, it should be
possible to add dev@xxx.apache.org as the code owner.

However I don't know if that would provide any benefit to ASF projects.


> --Jacob
>
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