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Re: Proposal to introduce test suite curators

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:05:32 -0800
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170303190532.lmmia7xcmzom54vt@pescadero.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2017-03-03 11:06 +0900, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> Note that this is separate from the (poorly named) OWNERS file used in the web-platform-test repo, which is merely a notification mechanism, with no implied responsibility.

I think having a notification mechanism is likely to solve a
significant part of the problem.  A number of the pull requests
sitting around in csswg-test for a long time were sitting there
because the obvious reviewers simply didn't know about them.

I think we should first try the solution that involves computers
doing things (sending and storing notifications), before we decide
that it doesn't work and move on to more human-intensive solutions.

(Yes, there needs to be somebody keeping an eye on overall status to
see where things are going wrong, and poking people to try to fix
them, but that doesn't require process involving lists of formal
owners.  Ownership is often better managed as a description of who
is doing the work rather than a way for people to volunteer to do
work later.)

-David

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