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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
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 


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