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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Code Donations and Committer Righs
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:03:40 GMT
On 26 September 2014 19:23, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> Just like Ross, the following constitutes my personal opinion
> (that has been formed over the years of maintaining complex
> code bases written "before my time"):
>
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)
> <Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > OK. I will give you my personal opinion since you are seeking to drive
> consensus...
> >
> > I would say that if the code is of sufficient quality and relevance for
> the project to want
> > to accept it then contributors should be given commit rights.
>
> I would even go further than this: to me a brand new code donation
> without anybody donating that code willing to sign up to maintain
> it (at least for as long as it takes for others to ramp up) spells orphaned
> code.
>
> IOW, for sizable brand new contribution the commit rights of somebody
> familiar with the code shouldn't be a question, but more of a prerequisite
> to actually accepting that contribution in the first place.
>
my personal opion is a big +1 to not accepting bigger contributions if the
programmers (or at least part of them) comes along. Getting new code
without people that understand it deeply, is really asking for trouble.

rgds
jan I.




> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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