[webkit-dev] Sunsetting committership and reviewership

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Mon Apr 8 10:36:18 PDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 1:45 AM, Simon Hausmann <simon.hausmann at digia.com>wrote:
> And instead of addressing these reviewers directly we are trying to
> introduce
> a process to automate this, avoid the confrontation, hope that reviewers
> accepting bad ideas today will instead expire in the future.
> It appears to me that this approach is based on the assumption that trust
> fades away over time. Naturally this perception may differ from person to
> person.

In my opinion, reviews are not "trust affair", they are a technical
decision. You seem to think people intentionally review bad thinks, I don't

When I mess up a review, it is because of the illusion of knowledge. I
believed I knew enough about a subject to review a patch, but my knowledge
was outdated or erroneous. With time, this problem becomes worse. I believe
I know the code, but I only know the past version of the code.
With hundreds of patches a day, I think not contributing for 2 years means
you have an outdated view of the code.

...And I am also interested in seeing if such a policy would become a
stimulus for people to review more regularly. :)

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