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From vishwas <vish...@confluxtechnologies.com>
Subject Re: Upping our truck factor
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:43:06 GMT
Hello All,

>>> 1.) Are you doing something that only you are doing, and that you
>>> believe should be shared more widely?

No

>>> 2.) What are the reasons why you aren't doing one of the activities on
>>> our "bottleneck" list?

I am currently focusing on a few other things I really want to do and would not be able to
take up time consuming activity like reviewing pull requests.

I would be happy to help with moderating lists though.

Regards,
Vishwas



> On Aug 31, 2017, at 9:05 AM, Gaurav Saini <gauravsaini03@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Myrle,
> 
> Sorry for delayed reply. Below are my answers
> 
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM, Myrle Krantz <myrle@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Fineracters,
>> 
>> There are 9 PMC members who have not responded (8 if we excuse
>> Nazeer).  As a reminder, the questions are:
>> 
>> 1.) Are you doing something that only you are doing, and that you
>> believe should be shared more widely?
>> 
> 
> No
> 
> 
>> 2.) What are the reasons why you aren't merging PRs or helping out
>> with releases?
>> 
>> 
> My main expertise was on frontend mainly, but recently after looking in
> Fineract CN I am really interested to get started with Fineract CN.
> 
> Also, I saw that new Fineract CN has a frontend project based on
> typescript, material so I am really to interested to contribute on that
> right now also.
> 
> Thanks
> Gaurav
> 
> 
>> I would appreciate a response.  You might also want to say, "I'm too
>> busy right now", or "I'm waiting for Fineract CN", or "I've lost
>> confidence that the project can help me achieve my goals".  If that's
>> the case, then it is important information too.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Myrle Krantz
>> 
>> On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:06 AM, Myrle Krantz <myrle@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> We have an awesome community.  In particular, we've been very good at
>>> responding to people's request for help getting Fineract working for
>>> their use cases.  But we also have some things we need to work on.
>>> 
>>> Specifically we have several bottlenecks in our community:
>>> 
>>> 1.) Only Nazeer is merging PR's.
>>> 2.) Only Nazeer is serving as a release manager.
>>> 3.) Only Myrle is moderating the lists (apart from the mentors who
>>> will eventually step out).
>>> 
>>> This is called "having a truck factor of one", because if a truck hits
>>> one of us (or if we win the lottery and decide never to do anything
>>> for Fineract again), then the entire project would fail (1).  This is
>>> already causing us problems in some areas: for example our PR's are
>>> backed up
>>> 
>>> I'm not writing this to lecture anyone.  I know there are reasons for
>>> the way things are.  That doesn't mean we should just accept it
>>> though.
>>> 
>>> Let's start by improving our understanding of the problem.  Would each
>>> committer please say:
>>> 1.) Are you doing something that only you are doing, and that you
>>> believe should be shared more widely?
>>> 2.) What are the reasons why you aren't doing one of the activities on
>>> our "bottleneck" list?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I'll start:
>>> 1.) List moderation.
>>> 2.) I'm not merging PR's because I'm not sufficiently familiar with
>>> the current generation Fineract code to feel comfortable evaluating
>>> those PR's.  I'm not serving as a release manager, because I don't
>>> have enough insight into when we are release-ready, and because there
>>> are several pieces of technical knowledge I'd need to acquire to be a
>>> release manager which I don't yet have.  For these reasons, I've
>>> chosen to focus my energies on Fineract CN instead.
>>> 
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Myrle Krantz
>>> 
>>> P.S. After we have a list of causes, I'll initiate a round of
>>> discussion about how we can resolve the causes.
>>> 
>>> 1.) http://www.agileadvice.com/2005/05/15/agilemanagement/truck-factor/
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> *Gaurav Saini*


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