[coreboot] Changes to the coreboot Project Structure

David Hubbard david.c.hubbard+coreboot at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 20:33:45 CET 2014

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <
phcoder at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23.03.2014 19:24, ron minnich wrote:
> > So I believe the problem is not the idea of gatekeepers, but the
> > manner in which they are proposed to work. Can you tell me what about
> > this upsets you? I want to understand.
> The problem is that the proposal is that all commits go through
> gatekeepers. It's bottleneck. It makes much more sense to have per-path
> maintainers and tiered code.
> E.g. we could keep all boards rather than shooting them and the ones
> that are considered to be too old can have less stringent requirements
> on commits. This will free the qualified people time to concentrate on
> boards where it's most important.
> Also it will benefit "unimportant" boards as well as they'll be easier
> to keep.
>  Then per-path maintainer and gatekeeper are contradictory concepts. How
> one can be maintainer if he can't commit to his maintained code. I feel,
> for example, that nehalem code and resulting boards are my
> responsibility and I should be able to commit there easily. Getekeeprs
> will make this impossible as I'm more or less the only one who knows
> nehalem code *and* cares about it.
> I feel like the top-level maintainers would be only about overall
> structure, not about details in Board:foo/bar they've never even seen
> and solving disputes. Making everything go through 6 people is
> unfeasible as 6 people can't represent broad range of interests and some
> parts of code will get neglected more that they have to be of simple
> scarceness of resources.

Without speaking for anyone or about anything else, can Stefan comment on
this proposal by Vladimir? It seems relatively cool and reasonable.

I publicly, sincerely apologize for my part in heating this thread up.

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