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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-07 10:29:35

on Thu Jun 07 2007, John Phillips <> wrote:

> To me, the biggest responsibility of the review manager is to be
> someone who understands the domain but has no personal stake in
> whether the library passes or fails. That gives as good a chance at
> an objective and complete final report as is possible, while only
> taking up one person's time.

I'd stress understanding the domain a little less than you do. It
surely helps, but all that's really required is that you are able to
evaluate the validity of the review commentary and the author's
replies. That may mean learning a bit about the domain, but I don't
think it necessarily implies pre-existing expertise.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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