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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Donations & Policies
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:32:29 GMT
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.


Regards,
Alan





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