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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: [proposal] Moving to Git
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:32:22 GMT
On 26 November 2011 22:12, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> As a result (and because another mentor has
> stepped up to support my position) I'm willing to make a case to
> infrastructure for you to move to Git ASAP, but I have two conditions before
> I make that request.
>
> The first is that all mentors on this project support my proposal.

All mentors have now supported this proposal, so it's over to the committers ...

> The second condition is that the team ensure that the documentation over on
> the CouchDB project reflects the process that this project will follow in
> managing the canonical repository here at the ASF. I want it to describe how
> you will manage committer contributions, non-committer contributions, IP
> review, releases and whatever else is important to your project.
> I'm not really interested in the nitty gritty of the processes, we'll work
> that out in practice. What I want is a document that convinces me that there
> will be a single canonical repository for the community to engage with. If I
> am confident you can use Git in an Apache Way style process then I'm willing
> to make the case to infrastructure, and if necessary, the board. I'm
> reasonably sure that if you can convince me and the other mentors here then
> we can convince the infrastructure team.
> Since you are in the incubator and I know nothing of your current governance
> and I don't know if it is close or distant from the Apache Way. On the
> CouchDB list I have posted some comments from an ASF project member which
> defines the process they use in a git-svn environment (they came from Git
> when they came to the ASF). This mail will, hopefully,  be a useful starting
> point (or maybe its all covered in the wiki page already).
> See http://markmail.org/thread/q43mto5emnhpej2k
> Taking off my mentor hat for a moment and putting on my VP Community
> Development hat I will use this document, and what I learn from this
> incubation project, to help ensure that Git can be used successfully
> alongside SVN in Apache projects.
> However, please understand that even after all this I cannot guarantee that
> infrastructure will agree to allow you to move to Git. However, I am
> confident enough to be willing to spend some of my time on it, hopefully you
> will be too.
> Are mentors OK with this?
> Are committers OK with this as a way forwards? Do the committers have any
> questions or observations?
> Ross



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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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