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From Naveen Swamy <mnnav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Recognise Reviewers, Besides Committers and PMC
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:57:11 GMT
+1
reviews are great contributions given that it takes good understanding and
investment of time to provide insightful feedback.

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:51 AM Tianqi Chen <tqchen@apache.org> wrote:

> Dear MXNet Community:
>
> There is a great discussion going on in terms of lowering the barrier of
> entries and encourage more contribution to the project.  One of the general
> goals is to encourage a broader pool of contributions. I want to make the
> following proposal:
>
> Besides Committers and PMC, let us also recognize Reviewers in the
> community.  This is a "pseudo role" as there is no such official role in
> Apache. But I want to explore the possibility of recognizing active
> reviewers for example, by adding a list of names in the contributor list.
> In general, I find it is really helpful to have more code reviews.
> Recognizing good reviewers early enables us to find committer candidates,
> and encourage them to contribute and understand what is the bar of code
> quality that is required to merge the code.
>
> This can provide the community with more evidence when recruiting new
> committers. After all the write access of committership is about to the
> code and understand the consequence of the responsibility -- which is
> usually can be found in high-quality review history.
>
> Please let me know what you think.
>
> Tianqi
>

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