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From: Steven Dake (stdake) <std...@cisco.com>
Reply: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) 
Date: September 22, 2016 at 01:29:14
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) 
Subject:  Re: [openstack-dev] [ptl] code churn and questionable changes

> Folks,
> We want to be inviting to new contributors even if they are green. New 
> contributors reflect  
> on OpenStack’s growth in a positive way. The fact that a new-to-openstack 
> contributor  
> would make such and error doesn’t warrant such a negative response even if it 
> a hassle  
> for the various PTLs and core reviewer teams to deal with. This is one of the 
> many aspects  
> of OpenStack projects a PTL is elected to manage (mentorship). If mentorship 
> isn’t in  
> a leader’s personal mission, I’m not sure they should be leading anything.

Mentorship is absolutely the responsibility of the core team and PTL. What is 
your preferred solution here? Would you prefer we accept patches that are not 
beneficial and cause code churn? I know of several people who often reach out 
(off list) to try to mentor these folks towards more positive and constructive 

Ian Cordasco

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