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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: GSoC & Temporary commit access accounts
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:24:38 GMT

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Luciano Resende <> wrote:
> It looks like various Apache projects are voting GSoC students as
> "partial committers". As Apache does not have a formal process for
> handling this type of account requests, regular accounts are created
> for these students, with an Apache e-mail alias, and access is given
> to general committer areas in SVN (e.g. committer area in svn, etc)
> and then respective PMCs provides write access to particular areas in
> SVN, such as a sandbox or a collaboration area. If the student fails
> the GSoC programm, or is not elected as regular committer during or
> after the program, there is no process for disabling/deleting these
> accounts. This is very problematic and can cause multiple issues....

I'd say those are temporary accounts rather than partial, and from the
GSoC point of view I think it's good to have them.

As you say the issue is making sure those accounts are disabled once
GSoC ends, as we would do when a trainee leaves you company.

One suggestion would be to add those accounts to a special LDAP group
named "trainee" or something. Once GSoC ends, someone (GSoC admins or
comdev PMC) would need to request infra to disable all of them. If a
student is voted in as a committer in the meantime, their PMC chair
would just remove them from the "trainee" group.


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