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From vishwas <vish...@confluxtechnologies.com>
Subject Re: Upping our truck factor
Date Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:03:23 GMT
Thanks Myrle !

Regards,
Vishwas



> On Sep 15, 2017, at 12:20 AM, Myrle Krantz <myrle@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Ed and vishwas,
> 
> I've filed an Infra ticket to request moderation privileges for both of you.
> 
> Here:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-15089
> 
> Moderation is done via a klugy email interface.  Instructions on how
> to use ezmlm to moderate once you have those privileges can be found
> here:
> https://reference.apache.org/pmc/ml
> 
> Regards,
> Myrle
> 
> 
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:43 PM, vishwas
> <vishwas@confluxtechnologies.com> wrote:
>> 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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