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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Subversion full/partial committer (was: Re: an experiment)
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:11:55 GMT
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 18:02, Sanjiva Weerawarana
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Daniel Shahaf <>wrote:
>> > When I saw this month's board report for Subversion, I was taken aback
>> > that the board is expected to follow the terminology used by only one
>> > project. Really? The board, which has used the same terms for 10++
>> > years, is now going to hear reports of full committers and partial
>> > committers? What do we do when another project comes in and uses yet
>> > different terms for the same concept? Do we now make a translation
>> > manual for everyone in Apache to use?
>> >
>> Subversion *has* used these terms for a few years too.  Should we just
>> stop using the terms we've used for N years?
> Yes .. that's part of the price of being in the ASF! We have forced this on
> other projects many times (including often forcing change of name) and I
> don't understand why Subversion doesn't need to follow the same processes
> and terminology. This should've been dealt with during incubation in fact.

How does naming accomplish the goal of collaborative, consensus-based
development? I thought that was why we were here. I hadn't heard that
people and projects had to pay a "price" to be part of the Foundation.


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