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Re: Buildout recipe and OCA

Leonardo Pistone
- 07/22/2015 05:10:55
Personally I don't see any issues whatever you choose (keep your repo,
giving commit rights to some people, or getting inside the OCA repos).

As Alexandre mentioned, normally we don't use proper names in OCA
package names. I could consider an exception here, maybe. Or the name
could maybe start with collective, or oca. Or as a compromise, we
might keep "any" instead of "anybox".

Also, this is a special case of inclusion in the OCA because you have
your own tooling for CI and documentation. You standards are very
high, so I'd hate to spend time making your recipe worse to get into
the OCA.

If we do get it into the OCA, I think the OCA can approve very quickly
your inclusion into the maintainer team for the project.

In any case, a big thanks for your work, and feel free to make your
own proposal.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Georges Racinet <> wrote:
> Dear community,
> I have been for several years now the maintainer of the Odoo buildout
> recipe (anybox.recipe.odoo) [1] but recently, my schedule has become an
> impediment (in part because I only work part-time).
> So, after I had took too much time merging some simple PRs, I decided to
> give commit rights to two persons outside of Anybox, and start applying
> a PR workflow to my own major changes.
> Those two persons are Laurent Mignon and Sandy Carter, two of the most
> active contributors, but that decision was not driven by a deep
> political analysis : it was meant to be done immediately, without delay
> imposed by actual thinking about it, just to cut the possible
> contention. I didn't even ask them before sending the Github invitation.
> Just to be clear, I don't consider that move a mistake by any means, and
> I am not aware of any political bad vibes. Yet, it's a quickfix, and I
> think a proper governance would now be in order, and that's what OCA is
> meant for.
> I already checked that there's no opposition at Anybox to bring the
> recipe(s) under OCA control (that was fast). Now, what would the OCA
> itself think of it ? I suppose we'd have a few details to iron, that
> could take some time. I don't imagine resigning from the maintainer
> position, for starters.
> In the meanwhile, well, outside Anybox, Sandy and Laurent have the power
> to avoid deadlocks.
> PS: I'm actually softly off till the end of July, which means I work
> only for emergencies or to finish stuff that mustn't linger in half-done
> state [2]
> [1] and before it, that was anybox.recipe.openerp, which is the proper
> one to use for versions