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From Mark Little <mark.lit...@jboss.com>
Subject Re: Policy on Initial Committership
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 17:44:25 GMT
I understand that (now). Different approaches to the same problem.  
Variety is good. However, where we have issue is in the definition of  
"earning" I suppose: being on the initial committers list when the  
proposal was formed was supposed to be good enough. Turns out it  
wasn't. It only took 2 months for us to figure that one out.

Mark.



On 2 Oct 2006, at 18:20, Jim Jagielski wrote:

>
> On Oct 2, 2006, at 12:51 PM, Mark Little wrote:
>
>> That kind of depends what you're used to now doesn't it? In some  
>> circles really getting involved actively can best be done (can  
>> only be done) with committer rights.
>
> That's not how the ASF works or has ever worked. It's for
> this exact reason why there is confusion and discussion
> (still) about commit privs for podlings... commit privs
> have always been a relatively high bar for people to
> meet, but one that we've *always* had open for
> people. We don't "blacklist" people from commit
> privs because they work for a specific company
> or because the don't work for a specific company,
> for example. If you earn it, you get it.
>
> The thing with podlings is that what's meant by
> "earning" it is much lower... it should still
> exist, however.
>
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