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Re: New maintainer

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: New maintainer
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:19:57 -0700
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> How would such an arrangement differ from having just that head as a single
> maintainer? What can the co-maintainer do that the rest of us cannot?

The co-maintainer is usually given full maintainership over pieces of the
puzzle he (or she) has expertise with, until such time that the head
maintainer feels a unified direction is no longer being pursued. If there is
commonality of thought between them, they typically act in concert and most
people wouldn't realize that one of them has final decision.

Ensuring that one person sets the tone and vision for progress ensures that
things are never paralyzed by in-fighting or disagreement. If the
co-maintainer has issues with the maintainer, he resigns; if the maintainer
has issues with the co-maintainer, he asks him to step down.


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