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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: Jira accounts
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:34:00 GMT

To be honest, I want people to have Jira accounts to make it possible to
assign a task to someone other than me.

Now that we are on the subject, the process I had in mind is to create Jira
tickets, discuss them with folks beforehand, and assign them to interested
parties. Are there any suggestions to how this should be handled
differently within Apache?


On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Branko ─îibej <brane@apache.org> wrote:

> On 14.11.2014 18:53, Dmitriy Setrakyan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to ask everyone on the committer list to create a Jira
> account:
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE
> >
> > I am beginning to file tickets and will be assigning them within the main
> > committers.
> So .... you are acting as if you are the lead of this project and have
> the power to assign tasks to other contributors.
> Before this gets out of hand, let me begin by saying that this is not
> how things work around here. Every committer is a volunteer. Development
> is driven by consensus in the community, not by dictate. It doesn't
> matter if that's how you do things at your day job; this is not your day
> job (even if you're employed specifically to work on Apache Ignite).
> Clearly, any community that wants to get things done has to have some
> kind of process and guidelines (or bylaws, if you like). However, the
> way to set this up is to discuss it first here, on the dev list, how you
> want to operate. Then document that.
> It /is/ valid to decide that someone should take responsibility for
> handling Jira issues and defining tasks. But again, you don't pull them
> from thin air, and you don't "assign" them to anyone/./ One of the most
> important criteria for graduation from the Incubator is that you
> demonstrate that you can work together and reach consensus as a
> community of individual volunteers. This pretty much precludes what
> you've just started doing.
> -- Brane

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