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From Craig Russell <>
Subject Re: The Apache Way and good developers don’t like to communicate
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:31:25 GMT
+1 to what Myrle says.

I especially like the idea of engaging the submitter to discuss a pull request. Even if it's
to say "Thanks for this. It looks perfect as is". But often, there will be a bit of back and

One potential problem is the work flow using the github tools, which can have the effect of
dialog "off-list" between the submitter and the other devs. I don't know how to solve this
issue except for one of the other devs to initiate contact via the dev list in addition to
the issue tools. 

Are the github tools for the project configured to copy the dev list on every interaction
on a pull request?


> On Nov 2, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Myrle Krantz <> wrote:
> If anyone on the PMC is uncomfortable with making someone a committer
> because of their uncommunicativeness, I'd be inclined to give it a little
> more time.  A "no" now, doesn't mean a "no" forever.  Maybe ask that person
> a few questions about their PR's on the list and see if they can be
> encouraged to engage?  Maybe let the PMC member who's advocating for a
> particular contributor be the one to take point on that effort?
> Greets,
> Myrle

Craig L Russell
Secretary, Apache Software Foundation <> <>

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