CFV: New OpenJDK Committer: Martin Balao

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Fri Jun 29 09:29:49 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 9:32 PM,  <mark.reinhold at> wrote:
> 2018/6/28 5:30:59 -0700, Mario Torre <neugens.limasoftware at>:
>> I see your point, but I think this needs to be taken as a general
>> guidance and decided on a case by case basis, as it has been discussed
>> over and over. We should be looking instead at the quality of the
>> current contributions and what they mean to the general development of
>> the project rather than counting numbers. ...
> I agree.
> As one of the original authors of the guidance on the general Projects
> page [1], I can affirm that the intent from the start was only to offer
> guidance, not hard-and-fast rules.  The thresholds of eight for a new
> Committer and 32 for a new Reviewer are just advice, not hard-and-fast
> rules.  That’s why these numbers are qualified as “a rough guide,” and
> why they appear on the informal Projects page rather than in the formal
> Bylaws.
> When I evaluate a potential new Committer or Reviewer I look at their
> entire track record, not just their changeset count, including any
> earlier work outside of the OpenJDK Community.  If a very experienced
> and trustworthy developer shows up and makes five contributions then at
> that point I don’t think it’s premature to nominate them to Committer
> status.
> Let’s leave some room for judgement here.

If that's the general opinion, I'd strongly support Jesper's proposal
to update the Projects page accordingly.


> - Mark

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