On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM James Bottomley James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com wrote:
On Mon, 2020-11-23 at 15:19 +0100, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:36 PM James Bottomley James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com wrote:
Maintainers routinely review 1-line trivial patches, not to mention internal API changes, etc.
We're also complaining about the inability to recruit maintainers:
And burn out:
The whole crux of your argument seems to be maintainers' time isn't important so we should accept all trivial patches ... I'm pushing back on that assumption in two places, firstly the valulessness of the time and secondly that all trivial patches are valuable.
If some company does not want to pay for that, that's fine, but they don't get to be maintainers and claim `Supported`.
What I'm actually trying to articulate is a way of measuring value of the patch vs cost ... it has nothing really to do with who foots the actual bill.
One thesis I'm actually starting to formulate is that this continual devaluing of maintainers is why we have so much difficulty keeping and recruiting them.
This is just one of the factors involved, but a significant one IMV.