[Bf-committers] Empowerment!

Ton Roosendaal bf-committers@blender.org
Wed, 24 Sep 2003 12:42:10 +0200


I recently notice I'm sometimes more blocking development, than  
enabling it... this because I consider myself too much 'owner' of most  
Blender modules. I just don't have the time for all of it. :)

For Python, Armatures, NLA, Constraints, MBall, Seq Edit, Ghost, Audio,  
Quicktime, ... we have 'module owners' who can operate pretty  
For a Blender 2.3->2.5 roadmap it would be efficient when we can define  
more owners or groups who work on specific Blender parts. This can of  
course be done in conjunction with the funboard group. But a 'module  
owner' group at least should have 1 coder in it who feels responsible  
to actively maintain it.

Recent popular topics include:
- Mesh modeling (tools, selection, drawing types)
- Object editing (transform, selection, drawing types)

Based at recent active work, I would think Theeth, Intrr and Goofster  
might be interested o be empowered more... is that correct?

It's not my purpose to force people into roles. This can remain being a  
natural flow, with developers being assinged to tasks they've shown to  
be interested in and competent for. Just let's be aware all of us (me  
too!) that at a certain moment, things work more efficiently when we  
define exact roles of people.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton@blender.org