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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: abandoning 22 - was: Content request for 0.20.205 Sustaining Release
Date Sat, 10 Sep 2011 00:31:55 GMT
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> On Sep 9, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Eli Collins wrote:
>> The release manager - not the developers - are responsible for and
>> have the final say as to what patches get merge to their branch.
>
> That is simply false.  At no time is any individual responsible for
> any part of Apache subversion, no matter how obscure the branch.
> No RM has the final say on anything other than their own work.

It seems hard for an RM to be the final authority of what makes it
into a release w/o also being the final authority on what patches get
merged into the branch they're trying to drive a release from.

Thanks,
Eli


> That is, they can choose not to produce a release candidate.
> Furthermore, at no time whatsoever does any person "own" the job
> of being RM -- there can be five active RMs on a single branch,
> each producing release candidates based on what is in subversion
> at the particular time that they decide to tag and build.
>
>> If the RM wants all this work they need to either corral the developers
>> to do the merging or do the merging themselves. In short, it's their
>> responsibility to get people to invest in the branch.
>
> That is true of anyone, on or off the PMC -- not just the RM.
>
> ....Roy
>
>

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