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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Donations & Policies
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 01:41:39 GMT

On Jul 12, 2005, at 8:32 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote, On 7/12/2005 8:43 AM:
>> On Jul 11, 2005, at 10:56 PM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>>> 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  ready and all the appropriate paper work was  
>>> obtained.
>>> 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'd like to propose a slight modification.  That we give them   
>> committer access w/o a formal, restricted ACL, but a clear   
>> understanding that there's a place where they are bring brought in  
>> to  work, and if they wish to participate elsewhere, they do so  
>> via  standard engagement of working with others, learning about  
>> the area,  proposing changes on dev@ etc, until they and others  
>> are comfortable,  etc.
>> Any change can be vetoed, and any change can be rolled back.  I  
>> think  we should assume a level of trust, and if broken, commit  
>> priv can be  revoked.
>> Just consider for a little while.  I believe that this won't be a   
>> popular suggestion, but the risk is small, and the upside great,  
>> it  keeps things simple, and I believe leads to a more unified,  
>> richer  community. :)
> I don't think that the extended privs would necessarily lead to "a  
> more unified, richer  community" but would, instead, increase the  
> burden on those Geronimo committers charged with monitoring the  
> contribution under probation.

Why?  we have the same responsibility to the codebase either way.


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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