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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Establish development model based on Apache DB guidelines
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:51:19 GMT
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~ -jean

Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

| Derby is being sponsored by the Apache DB project and the Derby
| status page states 'The Apache DB project will own the Derby
| subproject, and the subproject will follow the Apache DB PMC's
| direction'. I assume the 'will own' means if Derby graduates from
| incubation. (http://incubator.apache.org/projects/derby.html)
| I propose a consensus approval vote that the Derby development
| model follows the guidelines defined by the Apache DB project. This
| will set the initial rules for development, changes to the model
| could subsequently be called for and voted on using the Derby
| developer mailing list.
| The guidelines are defined at http://db.apache.org/guidelines.html
| There is one difference that the Derby code is in SVN and not CVS.
| Note the decision making page at
| http://db.apache.org/decisions.html and the Changes section on this
| page http://db.apache.org/source.html.
| The Changes section indicates the commit model is:
| (quote)
| Simple patches to fix bugs can be committed then reviewed. With a
| commit-then-review process, the Committer is trusted to have a high
|  degree of confidence in the change.
| Doubtful changes, new features, and large scale overhauls need to
| be discussed before committing them into the repository. Any change
| that affects the semantics of an existing API function, the size of
| the program, configuration data formats, or other major areas must
| receive consensus approval before being committed.
| (end-quote)
| Dan.
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