Re: LuaJIT project governance

  • From: Aleksey Demakov <ademakov@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: luajit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:53:26 +0600

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 12:17 AM, Vyacheslav Egorov
<dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I don't believe a distributed self-governing team is going to work
for such kind of a project.

There are many notable compiler teams that work precisely this way,
look at LLVM for example - it is distributed and quite self-governed
with a well established contribution process[1] that defines what it
takes to commit a patch and what it means to *own* the code with
all associated powers and responsibilities. Of course many contributors
work on LLVM because it's their day job at big companies that rely on
LLVM as part of their infrastructure.

LLVM started as a research project in a university. It naturally had a
project leader, the guy who started the research. He was then hired by
Apple. Apple also hired a few more engineers to work on the project.
By now it's a huge project with a number industry backers. When the
whole industry gets involved, it's a different story. No wonder LLVM
enjoys a well established contribution process and stuff.

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