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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanj...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: Subversion full/partial committer (was: Re: an experiment)
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:02:16 GMT
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>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.

(Not sure why its copied to general@incubator since Subversion has graduated
... but I saw and commented because it is.)

Sanjiva.
-- 
Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Director & Chief Scientist; Lanka Software Foundation;
http://www.opensource.lk/
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.; http://www.wso2.com/
Member; Apache Software Foundation; http://www.apache.org/
Director; Sahana Software Foundation; http://www.sahanafoundation.org/
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa; http://www.cse.mrt.ac.lk/

Blog: http://sanjiva.weerawarana.org/

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