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From Simon Kitching ...@ops.co.at>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Thrift
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:50:56 GMT
Niclas Hedhman schrieb:
> On Wednesday 30 January 2008 15:24, Mark Slee wrote:
>   
>> What we'd really
>> like to set up here is a system where there are different people with
>> committer priveleges to different parts of the project.
>>     
>
> Hmmm... I would oppose this for two reasons;
>
>  1. Creating boundaries within a project, yet collaborate on the PMC level 
> seems odd to me. Either people are entrusted within the project (committer 
> rights) or they are not (no committer rights). If you think that a Thrift 
> Java programmer will mess up the Ruby Thrift code, then you have bigger 
> problems to deal with, IMHO.
>
>  2. Some people will eventually become fluent in more than one of these. Are 
> you now going to start a VOTE on granting access to such member to another 
> part of the project? Who is to decide that? The people involved in that 
> language only or the whole PMC (ignoring for a fact that ASF has rules for 
> this)? I can't see it work in practice.
>
> So if you drop that idea, I can vote in favour of incubating this project.
>   

And I would second that.

In the Apache Jakarta project, there were initally access rights
per-project. Later these were abolished (except for one project which
needed "clean room" type development for legal reasons). There was never
a problem with people committing to stuff that they weren't "allowed"
to, and it cleared away a lot of red tape. A simple convention of
*asking* before committing to a new area was sufficient.

Regards, SImon


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