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Convert Blanket Write Privileges to Global Reviewers

On my recommendation, and with the support of all those with blanket
write privileges on the SC, the GCC SC has decided to eliminate
"blanket write privileges" in favor of "global reviewers".  Those who
previously held blanket write privileges are now global reviewers.
Global reviewers may now review and approve patches to any portion of
the compiler and/or associated libraries, but cannot approve their own

Global reviewers who are also maintainers of particular parts of GCC
may continue to approve their own patches to those portions.  So, for
example, I can still check in a C++ front-end patch without review,
but cannot check in a loop optimizer patch without review.

This change is being made to encourage peer-review of patches and to
avoid any appearance of impropriety on the part of those of us who had
blanket write privileges.

I will commit the attached patch momentarily.

Mark Mitchell
(650) 331-3385 x713

2008-10-01  Mark Mitchell  <>

	* MAINTAINERS (Blanket Write Privs): Change to Global Reviewers.

--- MAINTAINERS	(revision 140816)
+++ MAINTAINERS	(working copy)
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ To report problems in GCC, please visit:
-			Blanket Write Privs.
+			Global Reviewers
 Richard Earnshaw
 Richard Henderson
@@ -32,6 +32,9 @@ Mark Mitchell
 Bernd Schmidt
 Jim Wilson
+Note that while global reviewers can approve changes to any part of
+the compiler or associated libraries, they still need approval for
+their own patches from other maintainers or reviewers.
 			CPU Port Maintainers	(CPU alphabetical order)

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