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From Tim O'Brien <>
Subject Re: [SANDBOX] policy question (was Re: [VFS][PATCH] make it compile)
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:18:54 GMT
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Henri Yandell wrote:
> I don't bother to add to the status file as I consider this kind of thing
> to be Commons development and not VFS specific stuff.
> It's a bit rude of me, but no one has complained at me yet for barging
> into their project to fix some typo or move docs around.

I don't consider that rude at all - I consider that right.

Too much "turf" in the Commons - I think this is the main reason why 
projects stagnate.  People assume that "somebody else" is taking care of 
project X - I've found that they usually are not.

If there is a project with shotty documentation or typos, the expectation
should be that it can be fixed by *anyone* with commit rights.  Broken
windows should be fixed by whomever has the itch and the karma, if another
committer doesn't like a change then -1 it. 

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