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From Vamsavardhana Reddy <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Policy for granting access to Geronimo TCK materials
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:34:54 GMT
I agree on dropping the waiting period.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Kevan Miller <>wrote:

> All,
> Our policy for granting access to the Geronimo TCK test harness is
> described here --
> The policy describes a 72 hour waiting period when granting non-Geronimo
> committers read-only access to our TCK test harness. This period was
> intended to allow the Geronimo PMC time to provide oversight on these
> requests. Presumably, a PMC member could block someone's request (though
> this has never occurred and I can't, frankly, imagine a case where we would
> block someone's request). If we had our preference, our TCK test harness
> would not be in a private svn. It would instead be publicly readable by all.
> I would like to remove the 72 hour waiting period from our policy. If an
> ASF committer requests access to our test harness, I believe we should grant
> this access immediately.
> The 72 hour waiting period might have been more meaningful when the
> Geronimo project maintained and distributed the Sun (now Oracle) TCK. As a
> reminder, these materials are obtained via an agreement between the ASF and
> Sun/Oracle. To gain access to these materials, an ASF committer must sign an
> NDA. We still maintain/distribute the Sun/Oracle TCK for Java EE 5. However,
> the JCP project is maintaining the newer TCK materials. The JCP does not
> have a waiting period for granting access to the JCP maintained TCK
> materials.
> Comments? Objections? If I don't hear any objections, I'll plan on updating
> our policy and removing the 72 hour window...
> --kevan


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