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From Ian Clelland <iclell...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Automate signed icla to git commits
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:03:40 GMT
How about an AUTHORS file in (one|each) of the repos? They're usually
supposed to be human-readable, but it wouldn't take much to make it
machine-readable as well, and have coho output a list of new authors to vet
and append to it on each release.


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> The automation of icla contributors being compared to commits was mentioned
> in another thread[1].
>
> >> 3 - Code is made up of commits by individuals that have signed the
> >> ICLA (or that are trivial commits)
>
> I foresee issues as there are lots of cases where github usernames are not
> easily compared to actual names. purplecabbage -> Jesse MacFadyen for one!
>  In some cases github does not even contain the real name of the user.
>
> Maintaining a list would not only make this easy to automate, but it would
> help anyone looking to accept a pull-req from having to vet the
> contributor.
>
> This would require a change to our contributor workflow, but how should we
> do it? Some ideas.
> 1. Email to the dev list with a special subject ex. IAM Name->githubUser
> 2. add your info to a wiki page
> 3. add git username to the icla form ( not sure we can add to it )
> 4. when one of us vets someone, we add them to a private? list somewhere
> 5. ... ?
>
>
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/qyrvfae7ic526dgw
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>

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