Changes to our Git infrastructure

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at
Sun Jan 4 12:21:12 GMT 2015

On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:37:49 +0100
Jan Kundrát <jkt at> wrote:
> My goal is to help bridge the gap between the existing project
> maintainers (who produce software in git trees) and the new
> contributors (who produce patches). If we can offload the management
> of git trees to the contributors, then the following happens:
> - contributors learn to master the same tools as the maintainers,
> - there's one less thing for a maintainer to do on a contributor's
> behalf,
> - maintainers have more time to process more incoming reviews,
> - contributors can eventually transition to maintainers more easily
> because they already know the tools.

True, but don't forget about the other side of the story:
- potential contributors will have to learn more stuff, before they
  can even _start_ contributing, which may be a real turn-off in some

Your project's situation may be very different from mine. Personally,
I'm much more worried about keeping the entry barrier as low as
possible, than about reducing the amount of effort that I have to put
into supporting and educating contributors.

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