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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
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 <>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 Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Director & Chief Scientist; Lanka Software Foundation;
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
Member; Apache Software Foundation;
Director; Sahana Software Foundation;
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa;


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