[coreboot] ANN: "corporate" group on gerrit

Patrick Georgi pgeorgi at google.com
Thu Apr 26 13:37:11 CEST 2018

Hi everybody,

yesterday I created a user group "corporate" on review.coreboot.org and
added all people who I assume are paid for working on coreboot (based on
their email address domains).

Corporate contributions tend to be high volume and there are usually
multiple people interested in getting them through review, so they're
typically well-covered with regard to review activity.
At the same time due to these properties they risk drowning out individual
contributions which are often smaller and by developers without large teams
supporting them: Simple by the number of commits and the amount of
activity, corporate contributions tend to fill up the first page of commits
in gerrit (which is sorted by activity), pushing other contributions into
the back catalog.

Using the group as a filter
https://review.coreboot.org/q/is:open+-ownerin:corporate provides a view of
just the changes that might otherwise be overlooked. If you want you can
add it as a shortcut to Gerrit's menu at
https://review.coreboot.org/settings/#Menu (entries defined here appear in
the "Your" menu)

The group isn't perfect (there are some folks still missing, and I'm still
tuning my scripts to help with automatic group maintenance), but I hope
it's already a helpful tool for increasing visibility of non-corporate
community members' contributions.

Patrick Georgi
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Registergericht und -nummer: Hamburg, HRB 86891, Sitz der Gesellschaft:
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