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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Donations & Policies
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 01:48:32 GMT
and we expect the same outcome either way too!!! (well integrated/well packaged)

On 7/12/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> --
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
> geirm@apache.org
> 
> 
> 


-- 
Davanum Srinivas -http://blogs.cocoondev.org/dims/

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