Code review involvement and protocol?

asked 2016-06-15 13:58:14 -0600

Hello,

I have been a python developer for a few years, and yet have not had much experience working on open source projects. I really like openstack, and would like to get involved if I can, and from what I have read, a lot of people are saying code reviews is a good way to start your involvement.

I am sure I can positively contribute here, and will only make useful feedback and not nitpick for the sake of it, but I am not sure of what the protocol is for approaching reviews. Can I just watch the open patches in gerrit and add comments or +1 reviews, or is it expected that I should already be known on the project? e.g. I don't want people to think 'huh?' who is this roger guy giving a +1 or pointing out a typo, code defect?

p.s. would appreciate answers from those who have been active for a while, not speculative answers from those yet to involve themselves too (we can all learn then).

Thanks,

Roger.

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