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From Luciano Resende <luckbr1...@gmail.com>
Subject GSoC & Temporary commit access accounts
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:44:28 GMT
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.

As the PMC overseeing the GSoC program at Apache, I'd like to see a
set of recommendations, guidelines and if necessary processes on how
to handle these cases. Having said that, I believe students are and
should be treated as any other community contributor, that have design
discussions on the project mailing list, and provides patch towards
earning trust and committership status as a community recognition of
his contributions.

What are your thoughts on what should be the official recommendation,
and based on that we can discuss required processes.

-- 
Luciano Resende
http://people.apache.org/~lresende
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http://lresende.blogspot.com/

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