Policy change for the blocking next release flag

Mark Banner mbanner at mozillamessaging.com
Fri Mar 12 09:03:54 UTC 2010

On 11/03/2010 22:54, Dan Mosedale wrote:
>  On 3/10/10 6:20 PM, Blake Winton wrote:
>> On 10-03-08 6:58, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>>> We are looking at ways to drive bugs into releases more efficiently one
>>> of these ways is ton control the size of bug list. One such bug list 
>>> the
>>> bug list based on the blocking request flag. In order to be more
>>> efficient, we are going to restrain access to who can set the flag.
>>> I've posted a draft policy at
>>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Blocking_Flag_Policy with a 
>>> initial
>>> list at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Blocking_Flag_Policy:List.
>>> Comments welcome before we start actually implementing this.
>> My only thought is that we might want to separate "Core developers" 
>> and "People being paid to work on TB." into two different items, 
>> because they may not be the same set of people.
> I tend to agree that "being paid" may not be the right metric here.  
> That said, at some level, I don't think we're trying for a formal list 
> here, as much as a set of guidelines to set people's expectations and 
> to help Ludo maintain the list, and I don't think being super-precise 
> here is worth much time.
Agreed we don't want to spend much time, but I'd much prefer just "Core 
developers", it feels like we can include in that category some people 
not in a paid group and we don't have to include everyone in the paid group.


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