[webkit-dev] webkit team wiki page

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Jan 24 19:09:26 PST 2010

On Jan 24, 2010, at 2:02 PM, Adam Barth wrote:

> I changed it for two reasons:
> 1) The old format wasn't scaling to the current team size.  The page
> as become an unwieldy wall of text.
> 2) The old format emphasized the industrial affiliation of the team
> members, which seemed counter to a collegial project.  The new format
> emphasizes project role (reviewer / committer / contributor).
> In the conversion process, I removed the "areas of knowledge"
> information because it was often out of date or provincial.  svn
> blame, IRC, or social awareness is a more accurate way of figuring or
> who to ask about a particular piece of code.

I think deleting the areas of knowledge is a regrettable loss of information. I think it's helpful to give people at least a few starting points for their questions, because not everyone is going to be comfortable firing random questions at IRC, and svn blame i not a very useful tool if you don't know the code very well yet. Further, even for experienced contributors, I think this information could be useful as a guide to whom you might hassle to review your patch, if it doesn't get reviewed right away. I mean, I've been involved in the project for a pretty long time, and I can't honestly say I know the right people to ask for advice on every possible topic in the code, without a reference.


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