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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Continuous release review
Date Wed, 28 May 2014 16:35:49 GMT
In general, unless there is lazy consensus, 3 +1 votes
are required for code that makes its way into a releasable
artifact.

There is the normal review of code, then there is the
review of a releasable artifact. They are 2 different
things.

On May 28, 2014, at 12:17 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> On 5/28/14 8:32 AM, "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Thus I question the focus we're putting on the release as the point
>> where all this review is supposed happens. Instead I'd rather see this
>> becoming more of an ongoing task to be done at the level of each
>> commit or push, with the release review more just a final confirmation
>> that such a process has been followed.
> Just wondering, if 3 humans are required to validate the
> headers/LICENSE/NOTICE, does that mean 3 humans are required to review
> each commit/push?  That sounds like more energy than focusing a review on
> the actual package, but I guess that's a reasonable option to me.  I would
> worry about accumulated error and tendency to get loose with the rules
> having to do all of these reviews for highly active code bases.
> 
> I'm all for tooling that tries to summarize and flag interesting changes
> between two tags.  An interesting problem is when code is deleted that had
> licensing implications, like replacing a Category B implementation with a
> Category A.  But it might be possible.
> 
> But yeah, I'm all for automation where we can get it.  I'm just not sure
> we can ever fully automate.  IIRC, the other place were a human is
> required is in the signing of the release artifacts.  That still has to be
> done on that human's computer, right?  It can't be done on a CI server?
> 
> Thanks,
> -Alex
> 
> 
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