I am also surprised by this and strongly support this request!
Martin has been instrumental in refactoring much of the code in the
blocking system that is essential to the mission's continued success.
[image: Wikimedia-logo black.svg] *David Barratt*
Senior Software Engineer, Anti-Harassment Tools
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:30 AM Daniel Kinzler <dkinzler(a)wikimedia.org>
This is a request for granting merge privileges on the
(MediaWiki core and all extensions) per the gerrit privilege policy.
You can find the relevant ticket at <
Martin Urbanec is a long term contributor, both on the wikis and to the
base. As a Steward, he has the trust of the community. His contributions
include improvements to extensions like OATHAuth and CentralAuth. He is
helping with decoupling classes in core to improve code health, and
configuration patches on behalf of the community.
Martin has been particularly helpful in investigating and fixing a recent
security issue (T260485). Working with him on that, I was surprised to
that he doesn't have +2 rights. From what I have seen, it seems empowering
to merge patches is long overdue.
Principal Software Engineer, Core Platform
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