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Core Reviewers

General Responsibilities

The OpenStack-Ansible Core Reviewer Team is responsible for many aspects of the OpenStack-Ansible project. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Mentor community contributors in solution design, testing, and the review process

  • Actively reviewing patch submissions, considering whether the patch: - is functional - fits the use-cases and vision of the project - is complete in terms of testing, documentation, and release notes - takes into consideration upgrade concerns from previous versions

  • Assist in bug triage and delivery of bug fixes

  • Curating the gate and triaging failures

  • Maintaining accurate, complete, and relevant documentation

  • Ensuring the level of testing is adequate and remains relevant as features are added

  • Answering questions and participating in mailing list discussions

  • Interfacing with other OpenStack teams

In essence, core reviewers share the following common ideals:

  • They share responsibility in the project’s success in its mission.

  • They value a healthy, vibrant, and active developer and user community.

  • They have made a long-term, recurring time investment to improve the project.

  • They spend their time doing what needs to be done to ensure the project’s success, not necessarily what is the most interesting or fun.

  • A core reviewer’s responsibility doesn’t end with merging code.

Core Reviewer Expectations

Members of the core reviewer team are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in the weekly IRC meetings

  • Monitor and participate in-channel at #openstack-ansible

  • Monitor and participate in OpenStack-Ansible discussions on the mailing list

  • Participate in team sessions at the OpenStack Projects Team Gatherings (PTG)

  • Participate in Forum sessions at the OpenStack Summits

  • Review patch submissions actively and consistently

Please note in-person attendance at PTG, Summit, mid-cycles, and other code sprints is not a requirement to be a core reviewer. The team will do its best to facilitate virtual attendance at all events. Travel is not to be taken lightly, and we realize the costs involved for those who attend these events.

Code Merge Responsibilities

While everyone is encouraged to review changes, members of the core reviewer team have the ability to +2/-2 and +W changes to these repositories. This is an extra level of responsibility not to be taken lightly. Correctly merging code requires not only understanding the code itself, but also how the code affects things like documentation, testing, upgrade impacts and interactions with other projects. It also means you pay attention to release milestones and understand if a patch you are merging is marked for the release, especially critical during the feature freeze.