No two reviewers from same company
matt at openssl.org
Thu May 23 15:42:46 UTC 2019
On 23/05/2019 16:31, Salz, Rich wrote:
> > In private email, and https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/8886#issuecomment-494624313 the implication is that this was a policy.
> AFAIK this is not the case.
> Is the comment wrong, either factually or because it is implementing something that isn't an official policy?
There have been no votes on changing official policy. I'm not aware of any
planned changes to the tooling, but maybe there are conversations I am unaware of.
>> In the case of the fellows, they
> represent the project directly so there can be no conflict.
> The OMC represents the project not individual fellows. Fellows are employees of the OMC. Therefore there can be conflicts. A hypothetical example, some hires a fellow or two to port OpenSSL to a new unique platform, not currently supported. The OMC doesn't want to support this platform, but it ends up in the source.
In that example the potential conflict of interest comes from the individual's
employment with the third party organisation, not because they are fellows.
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