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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] write access to GMOxSITE
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:35:44 GMT

Aside from the summary/questions listed by Hernan on 4/28 (with response 
by Kevan on 4/28, 5/23 and comment by Hernan on 5/28) ... I don't see 
any other conclusion or summary.  There is also some reference to the 
spaces and groups in our wiki [3] ... but it isn't very specific on 
these points beyond the presence of the groups and a brief descriptions. 
  The PMC vote requirement was dropped by Kevan in the 4/28 response.

Also, on 4/18 David Blevins added this comment in the thread:
"I definitely think our website should remain restricted to committers. 
  I sort of see that as separate from the rest of our spaces. "

Based on what we have been doing since this discussion and the way 
things are configured at the moment in confluence this seems to be the 
current approach:

1. Access to all of our wiki spaces is via the geronimo-contributor 
group (geronimo-committers also has access to all wiki spaces).
2. Any user with a CLA on file can be granted access to the 
geronimo-contributor group without a PMC vote.
3. The only record maintained of write access is in the 
geronimo-contributors group itself.
4. Geronimo site authorization (GMOxSITE) is exclusively administered 
via the geronimo-committers group.
5. Only those with commit authority on Geronimo are currently included 
in the geronimo-committers group.

I agree that getting more folks contributing on doc is a very good 
thing.  We have accomplished that via the CLA wiki access.  However, it 
seems to me that write access to our site requires a bit more trust. 
The site is the official face of Geronimo to the outside world.  I'm 
inclined to keep this restricted to committers but I'm certainly open to 
other ideas.



Ted Kirby wrote:
> Kevan's proposal to start the discussion in the thread you referenced
> seems good to me.  What was the end result of the discussion?  Is the
> agreed-upon process documented somewhere?  I agree with Donald.
> Having a CLA on file would be a good pre-req to me.  It seems Kevan
> also proposed an additional pre-req of being anointed a contributor by
> PMC vote, which also seems fine to me.  Getting more folks who are
> willing and able to contribute to doc seems a very good thing to me!
> Ted
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Donald Woods <> wrote:
>> And we also need to consider this for the Powered by Geronimo page that we
>> keep talking about adding in GMOxSITE and allowing others to help
>> maintain....
>> I don't have a strong opinion either way. Having a CLA on file would be
>> enough for me to let someone have access to GMOxSITE, but I'm not sure what
>> the ASF stance is on project web sites....
>> -Donald
>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>> I suspect that we want to limit write access to GMOxSITE to Geronimo
>>> committers only .... but thought it should be officially discussed and
>>> clarified, hence this note:
>>> Back when we discussed write access to our wiki [1] we were focused just
>>> on the wiki itself.  However, in some subsequent discussions GMOxSITE was
>>> mentioned as well.  We now have a request for write access to GMOxSITE by a
>>> Geronimo contributor with a CLA on file.  I believe that the unspoken
>>> intention was that access to GMOxSITE should be only granted to Geronimo
>>> committers.   Is that correct?  This request is coming from the discussion
>>> on adding some Accessibility guidelines [2].
>>> I think it would be ok to add the guidelines to the wiki and point to them
>>> from our site.  I also think it would be ok to include them directly in the
>>> site if added by a committer.  Would it be necessary to  add the
>>> contribution to a JIRA (with rights granted to Apache) for the latter?
>>> [1]
>>> [2]
>>> Joe

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