[Openstack-devel] Members and Admins

Thomas Goirand thomas at goirand.fr
Sat Jun 16 10:35:22 UTC 2012

On Sat Jun 16 2012 02:50:58 PM CST, Loic Dachary <loic at enovance.com> wrote:

> I'm afraid "enough" is a little optimistic given the amount of work
> involved ;-) We are currently in a critical position with a lot of work
> to be done and not enough resources. If we put the bar to become Admin
> so high that even trusted members who did significant work are denied
> the benefit of being "in charge", it will drive them away for more
> agreeable projects.

Why would contributors need admin rights? To do what?

> I agree that since a DD is already in the web of trust, establishing
> trust is easier. That's why I propose that someone is given admin rights
> if and when trust has been established by other means. It takes longer
> but nowhere as long as becoming a DD.

Do you mean that his PGP key will need to be signed
by at least 2 DDs?

> There are very few technical things an "Admin" can do compared to a
> "Member". What really matters is that it conveys the message : "we all
> trust you enough to drive the project and you're welcome to take
> initiative, don't wait for us to have ideas, you're as much in charge as
> we are". We will never get enough of that kind of driving force.

I agree with the principle, but I can't see why the
admin flag matters.


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