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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: GSoC & Temporary commit access accounts
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:01:43 GMT
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> On 21 July 2011 21:55, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>>> Personally I feel that GSoC students should earn commit access just
>>> like anyone else.
>> I have a lot of sympathy for Greg's position. Treating 'committer' as
>> a single monolithic category drives people away.
> (I'll ignore the fact that you have cut the part of my message in
> which I say we shouldn't force my opinion on people)

Ross, I apologize. I wasn't trying to represent this as your view, I
was just trying to shrink the size of the email.

>> A typical problem case is someone who sets out to undertake a big,
>> complex, contribution.
> That is not a GSoC case. So is irrelevant to this discussion (but is
> certainly relevant to giving commit access in general).

I was originally going to write, "Students are not precisely this
case, but if it was culturally acceptable in general to grant commit
access on branches to people before granting full committer status,
that policy could be used to justify granting it to students." I guess
I should have.

> Ross

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