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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: Account requests for Incubator projects
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:50:53 GMT
On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 09:20:34AM -0800, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> On 2/23/2006 9:16 AM, Upayavira wrote:
> >No. Account requests should go by mail to root@. That's their preferred
> >route. Jira requests will likely be ignored.
> 
> This strikes me as odd. 

*shrug*. There has previously been a lot of talk about infrastructure work
flow (really, years of it). I started out at some point to help build a
tool for handling these kinds of requests but it fell by the wayside since
there weren't enough people to help and I ran out of steam. Someone from
infrastructure first sent email about the kind of webapp needed to
committers@ a few years ago but no-one ever stepped up to the plate to build
it and finish it.

> Jira can be setup so that only authorized 
> people can post requests.  We can also create issue types that have the 
> required data that needs to be suppiled.  It also allows us to track the 
> outstanding requests.

Jira has been evaluated for handling this kind of stuff. We do use it for
mailing list requests but not for accounts. Security, accountability,
stability, traceability, shell-based workflow, etc etc. All this is
documented.

The right list for discussing this kind of stuff is infrastructure@a.o. In
any case, the people who do the work get to make these decisions, and they
say to use email :-)

- LSD


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