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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [proposal]
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:40:12 GMT
On Jul 18, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Torsten Curdt wrote:

>> So if the purpose is to lower the barrier for contribution, then why not
>> just having a "contrib" directory in SVN, clearly showing that these aren't
>> core modules, but still under the oversight of the PMC and the ASF at large?


> I fear that's not really lowering the barrier of entry. Still
> committers are the "gate keepers"

If "contrib" is implemented, it can come with lower barriers to become a committer too. Limit
SVN rights just to contrib directory, and let people earn trust to become full committers
with access to all of /cocoon.

>> Of course, managing Git pull requests would be more convenient than applying
>> patches in Jira, but still, at this point, this is probably easier than
>> having a completely separate infrastructure.
> but after all there is already...
> if we could accept pull requests from people with ICLAs on file - that
> would be a great step forward to lower the barrier for contributions.

If workable, this might be a fine plan too.


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