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From Brian>
Subject Re: [proposal] Moving to Git
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:30:34 GMT

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 2:32 AM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> On 26 November 2011 22:12, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
>> As a result (and because another mentor has
>> stepped up to support my position) I'm willing to make a case to
>> infrastructure for you to move to Git ASAP, but I have two conditions before
>> I make that request.
>> The first is that all mentors on this project support my proposal.
> All mentors have now supported this proposal, so it's over to the committers ...
>> The second condition is that the team ensure that the documentation over on
>> the CouchDB project reflects the process that this project will follow in
>> managing the canonical repository here at the ASF. I want it to describe how
>> you will manage committer contributions, non-committer contributions, IP
>> review, releases and whatever else is important to your project.
>> I'm not really interested in the nitty gritty of the processes, we'll work
>> that out in practice. What I want is a document that convinces me that there
>> will be a single canonical repository for the community to engage with. If I
>> am confident you can use Git in an Apache Way style process then I'm willing
>> to make the case to infrastructure, and if necessary, the board. I'm
>> reasonably sure that if you can convince me and the other mentors here then
>> we can convince the infrastructure team.
>> Since you are in the incubator and I know nothing of your current governance
>> and I don't know if it is close or distant from the Apache Way. On the
>> CouchDB list I have posted some comments from an ASF project member which
>> defines the process they use in a git-svn environment (they came from Git
>> when they came to the ASF). This mail will, hopefully,  be a useful starting
>> point (or maybe its all covered in the wiki page already).
>> See
>> Taking off my mentor hat for a moment and putting on my VP Community
>> Development hat I will use this document, and what I learn from this
>> incubation project, to help ensure that Git can be used successfully
>> alongside SVN in Apache projects.
>> However, please understand that even after all this I cannot guarantee that
>> infrastructure will agree to allow you to move to Git. However, I am
>> confident enough to be willing to spend some of my time on it, hopefully you
>> will be too.
>> Are mentors OK with this?
>> Are committers OK with this as a way forwards? Do the committers have any
>> questions or observations?
>> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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