Module ownership

We're using a module ownership system similar to what Mozilla has.

The module owner role

Module owners have functional authority and responsibility over their area. Only the respective super reviewer can overrule their decisions, but this should not be necessary in practice.

Responsibilities for module owners


One person tends to not be enough to take care of a module. Therefore module owners can designate peers that can also review and approve code, and otherwise help with their responsibilities.

Super reviewers

Most modules have a designated super reviewer, who will oversee things at a higher level.

Super reviews

While the module owner will review all changes, certain changes should also be reviewed by the super reviewer, in particular:

For these types of changes, the module owner should review first and make sure that all of their comments are addressed, then request a super review.