Hi Siddhesh, On Wed, 2020-01-15 at 23:19 +0530, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote: > I continue to express support for a more open governance model > with the understanding that it probably means nothing since I > am not a GNU maintainer.
Of course it means something! You are the glibc release manager. Responsible for the next version of the core of the GNU system. Herding 50+ hackers, making sure they behave and keep to the agreed upon schedule and features. We just haven't documented what it means for you to have all that responsibility. Normally at this point you would already have been made a maintainer (in GNU terms, you are already in glibc terms). But glibc is so big that it already has 9 GNU maintainers (FSF project stewards in glibc terms). What needs to happen imho is either simply add you as yet another project steward (GNU maintainer) too, just to make you part of the official GNU project governance. Or the FSF/GNU should recognize more official positions for people with rights and responsibilities in the GNU project to make you feel more empowered. Cheers, Mark