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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Donations & Policies
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:45:39 GMT
David Jencks wrote, On 7/12/2005 10:32 AM:

> I'd like to reemphasize that bringing in new committers with their 
> code is going to be a lot of work for the existing community.  If we 
> fail to integrate a donation a very large part of the responsibility 
> rests with us for not having good enough community skills to work with 
> the newcomers.  It seems to me that discussions about limited commit 
> access/ acls/ etc are fundamentally discussions about what happens if 
> we fail.  I wonder what would happen if we instead discussed how we 
> will provide superb support and mentoring for our new members and left 
> the questions of what to do if we fail to such time as it might be 
> needed.

Very good points. 

My thought was that isolating the contributions would be done to make 
the mentor's job easier.  It would not be meant as a DMZ, which would 
limit a project's potential flameout.


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