Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome our new Twisted Fellow: Tom Prince

Twisted is an open, community-based project that aims for the highest quality and technical standards. As a community-based open source project, Twisted is for the most part run by volunteers, with code contributed by users and developers. As part of our ongoing goal to produce reliable, maintainable software we have strict requirements for coding standards, unit testing and code reviews. Unfortunately, sometimes these goals work at cross purposes. For example, code reviews have become a bottleneck for our development process; they're hard thankless work. There's a reason they'll get you the most points in our high scores.

The Twisted Maintainer Fellowship is our attempt to bridge these two goals: to remove bottlenecks and get necessary work done, thus enabling more contributions from the community. By paying for the Fellow's efforts we can ensure an ongoing focus on the maintenance needs of Twisted, most importantly code reviews.

I am happy to announce that we have signed a contract with Tom Prince to be our new Fellow. Tom Prince is a core developer of Buildbot, who became a Twisted contributor last year via his involvement with the Buildbot project. As a result, he has been maintaining Twisted's buildbot deployment on a volunteer basis for the last eight months.  He also maintains the buildbots of other open source projects.

As you can see from the progress report below, Tom is already hard at work! I encourage you to donate to Twisted via the Software Freedom Conservancy (a 501(c)3 non-profit). By paying for Tom's time you can help support our efforts to maintain and improve Twisted.

Tom Prince's First Progress Report

I'm pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a Twisted fellow and full-time maintainer for 2013. I've completed my first two weeks of development. I spent the majority of my time clearing the review queue, from 32 tickets when I started to a low of 4 tickets.

All told, 42 tickets got some attention that they would not have received without the sponsored development. The result was 10 closed tickets and 29 other tickets unblocked for other developers to resume work on.

This work is made possible by the sponsorship of individuals and organizations which have donated to the Twisted project, part of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, and develop open source software. Thanks!

The tickets I reviewed, that have now been closed:
Other tickets I have reviewed:
Other tickets I have worked on:

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