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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject "Doc" committers (was Re: [VOTE] Halley Pacheco de Oliveira as committer)
Date Tue, 02 May 2006 17:54:44 GMT
John Embretsen wrote:
> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> 
>> This vote is for establishing Halley Pacheco de Oliveira as a
>> documentation committer for Derby.
> 
> Would you like to clarify whether or not a "documentation committer"
> will have the same privileges as a "regular" committer, e.g. write
> access to both code- and doc-repositories?

<snip>

A derby committer has access to the entire derby repository. Typically
any committer restricts commit activity to those sections (and
subsections) of the repo he or she is qualified to change.

In discussing this with Halley ahead of time, Halley felt more
comfortable saying up front that the intent is commit access to the
documentation.

In fact, at the ASF you quite often hear discussion about "doc
committers". It's an informal title, but valued highly because it's so
difficult to find qualified people who want to work on documentation.

 -jean

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