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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Donation of Admin Console- request for help
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2005 00:46:02 GMT

On Jul 11, 2005, at 8:34 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> Aaron Mulder wrote, On 7/11/2005 8:03 AM:
>>> 1) We must decide on where we bring the software and how we  
>>> handle interested contributors : a) Bring to Apache Geronimo SVN  
>>> (w/ or w/o separate ACL) and i) Grant committer status to any  
>>> offered individuals that wish to continue working on the  
>>> respective contribution ii) Ask that work continues via submitted  
>>> patches for some period of time b) Bring to the Apache Incubator  
>>> and work with the code and people there
>> I would like to look at the code before deciding whether and how  
>> to incorporate either of these donations into Geronimo "for real".  
>> But my preference on the implementation of that would be to set up  
>> some temporary space in the project SVN, put the code there, let  
>> people fuss with it, and then (if all goes well) when it's  
>> massaged into shape vote to fold it into the SVN tree proper  
>> (though I'm not yet sure whether it should be part of the current  
>> "geronimo" tree or in a "related projects" / "sub project" area --  
>> that probably depends to some extent on the code and how entangled  
>> it is). So, in order to move forward, I would prefer: - set up a  
>> separate area of SVN for donations (currently 2 on the table) -  
>> pick one of: - add separate ACL for each donation in there - have  
>> people from contributing company operate via patches I would  
>> personally lean slightly toward patches, though I anticipate the  
>> donators may prefer ACLs. In any case, if and when the code  
>> becomes part of Geronimo proper, I think the donators will need to  
>> qualify for Geronimo commit status as normal. Thanks, Aaron
> I think that we should have a single simple process.  All code  
> donations go into
> /geronimo/incubator/donationx/*
> The contributors would get restricted committer access to their  
> project; granting committer access gives us better visibility how  
> well the person works in a community setting.  They and, hopefully  
> Geronimo committers, would whip it into shape.  The community would  
> provide guidance and, hopefully, vote it into Geronimo once its  
> provenance has been cleared.
> The "probationary" committers would, hopefully, get voted into  
> Geronimo, regardless of their projects status.  I have never heard  
> of a motivated developer not getting committer access.
> I think that if the contribution was wildy popular it would  
> graduate, as would any Geronimo module, to be a sub-project where  
> it would have its own release cycles.

Works for me.  The only thing I'd note that there is no provenance  
question - the code will come under the Apache license with a CCLA  
for the code, so there's no "provenance" issue in the sense of IP  


> Regards,
> Alan

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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