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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Project Culture and Commit Rights
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:01:18 GMT
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Thomas Koch <> wrote:
> Benson Margulies:
>> Anyone can read to see a
>> summary of the central idea that started this discussion: that the default
>> authorization scheme for Subversion at Apache should be to grant technical
>> permission to commit to all committers across the Foundation.
> I'm not currently active in any Apache project but have been and was very
> annoyed to be forced to use Subversion.

Apache now support git, but I disagree as to the implication. Apache
requires there to be a single, reference, repository, from which
releases derive. An enumerated list of people has permission to push
to that repository, and this discussion has implications for the
access control on that.

> Therefor just for the record: The whole discussion would be meaningless if the
> ASF would switch to Git. (I'm not sure about the progress in this regard.)
> With Git, everybody can add commits to every Git repository on the Internet.
> One would just not be able to push them. But I can just push to my own Github
> account and send an email asking for a pull.
> Regards,
> Thomas Koch,

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