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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: No branch is owned by a person
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:05:26 GMT

Jeff Genender wrote:
> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>> On 9/15/06, Jason Dillon <> wrote:
>>> not like i need people going in an making
>>> changes to gshell or other stuff I have in there... unless they want
>>> me to
>>> ;-)
>> Just spot it and though it's marked with a smile I'd like to make it
>> clear and be sure *I* understand the rule.
>> Any code at any place in the Geronimo repo is a Geronimo community
>> matter. Every committer can change it and noone owns the code - it
>> belongs to the community, i.e. it's open to be modified by anyone. Of
>> course, as in trunk or other place in the repo, a discussion is always
>> appreciated (mandatory?) and welcome before changes are made. Nothing
>> unusual wrt branches.
>> Am I correct in my thinking?
> Based on the way you said it, you are not correct.  Yes, if its in the
> Geronimo repo, its community matter.  But as you state, if its open to
> be "modified by anyone', without discussion for what people want/are
> altering, then it becomes a mess, and things get out of control very
> quickly. As long as the community is involved in discussing changes,
> then everyone is warm and welcome to be a part of making changes. This
> is no different that working on trunk.  We all need to talk about and
> agree on what we want to work on, what we will work on, and what we will
> change...and then it all works.

Ok...reading again what Jacek said...looks like we were in agreement
from the start ;-)  So yes...Jacek is correct...but I think Jason was
just being respectful.  However, he is welcome to help out and I invite
him to do so.


>> Jacek

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