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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [POLICY] Lazy account creation [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept OpenJPA as an Incubator Podling]
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2006 22:34:29 GMT
On 3/19/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>
> robert burrell donkin wrote:
> > On 3/19/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> >> What we'll probably do is run it like we're running Harmony.  The list
> >> of committers on the proposal are the people we expect to show up, but
> >> we won't be creating accounts by default - we'll need to have each
> >> person say "yes, I'm ready and will be contributing immediately" before
> >> making the account for them.
> >
> > this seems a useful tradition: is it too early to codified this into policy?
>
> I think so.  One problem is that it places special status on some people
> that others don't have, once you get rolling.
>
> So n months into the project, if one of the listed people pops up and
> gets working, fast-tracking commit might make others that have been
> working in the project (and don't have commit) unhappy.
>
> Maybe the solution is a well-codified policy with some time limit, so
> that it doesn't seem arbitrary and capricious.

alternatively having to learn not to appear arbitrary and capricious
might be a good exercise for a ppmc...

- robert

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