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From "Rahul Akolkar" <rahul.akol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [proposal] No VOTE needed to elect ASF committers to commons WAS: Re: request karma to commons validator/i18n
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:08:50 GMT
On 7/6/07, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/6/07, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/6/07, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Although Commons has a liberal policy on giving Karma to ASF
> > > committers a better (more ASF like) first step IMO would have been to
> > > start talking about what you want to do first - a good recent example
> > > of that is Dain:
> > >
> > > http://tinyurl.com/yrmgpf
> > >
> > > Even though I'm already a committer I still regularly create Jira
> > > tickets and post patches (for code changes) to components that I don't
> > > have much history on rather than diving straight in.  I'm hoping
> > > you'll do the same, 'coz I'm going to be unhappy if I start seeing
> > > Validator commits with no prior discussion.
> >
> > Ack - Martin just pointed out that it's Sandbox karma on request, not
> > all of Commons.
> >
> > I'll adjust - ie: Paul will have commit for i18n, but we'll have to
> > vote to give him commit to validator.
> >
>
> Sorry, I thought we had changed that policy, so I guess I would like
> to propose that we change it now.  It does not really make sense to me
> to distinguish the sandbox and I think we should make it as easy as
> possible for existing ASF committers to contribute to commons.
>
> So my proposal is that any ASF committer who wishes to become a
> commons committer just needs to make that request here on the
> commons-dev mailing list and they will granted karma for both commons
> proper and commons sandbox.  Expectation is of course that ASF
> committers joining the commons will "behave"
> (http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-commons/JakartaCommonsEtiquette).
>
<snip/>

I hope ASF committers learn nothing new on the etiquette front (there
may indeed be some procedural novelties) after reading that document
:-)

But since I can't personally vouch for all, I don't care much for this proposal.


> As an alternative, we could discuss requests for karma from ASF
> committers on private@ (good sign that we have not even created that
> yet :) but I don't personally see the need to do that.
>
> In any case, I don't think we should revert to the old practice of
> public committer votes (whether or not the individual is a current ASF
> committer).
>
<snap/>

Sure, that makes sense.

-Rahul


> Phil
>

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