What makes a spin a Spin?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 02:39:52 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:18:14 -0900
"Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  So here is something I want the _Board_ to decided.  Do they want to
> >  codify what falls into the official spins category and tell rel-eng, or
> >  do they want to leave it up to rel-eng to suggest which spins should be
> >  official?  IMHO, the Board should have final say in either case but the
> >  initial recommendation should come from rel-eng.
> I'm fine wih  rel-eng making recommendations as to what is deserving
> for promotion to an officially hosted location.... as long as we have
> the larger category of spins that exist which the Board can grant use
> the trademarks to but are not promised hosting.

Not speaking for rel-eng, yes I think we agree here.

Now, that's just you and I agreeing to agree on agreeing.  I think we
need the Board as an entity and rel-eng as an entity to agree with our
agreement before it becomes one of those mythical "decisions".

> What I would think would be best here is that every release cycle,
> infrastructure tells us how many spin images they can host. That
> becomes the hard limit as to what we can do in that release period for
> official spins. N spins for that release as a maximum. With that in
> mind we take recommendations from rel-eng to fill that space up with
> N-1 spins, with a mandate of making choices based primarily on quality
> and diversity.  The board then rubber stamps those selections and has
> the option of including one additional spin that rel-eng really really
> hates.
> Sound reasonable?

That does sound reasonable.  It also sounds like it falls right in line
with Paul's "Making releases snap" crusade.  Hopefully others will
speak up.


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