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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Code Donations and Committer Righs
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:42:11 GMT
Hi Ross,

Yes, I am asking here because of lack of consensus in the Flex project.
In this particular scenario the Flex TLP has received a donation from
non-committers.  I know one of our mentors mentioned that he was given
committer rights to different project for bringing in a code base after
that project got started.  Most of the Flex PMC seems to agree, but I was
looking for data from other projects to support this.

-Alex


On 9/26/14 9:00 AM, "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)"
<Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:

>It really depends on the project. I don't think there are enough cases of
>code coming into an existing project via SGA to be able to say "most
>projects". Fact is most have never faced this issue. I could give you my
>personal opinion but I'm pretty sure someone on this list would have a
>different opinion. This is something best discussed with the receiving
>project and brought here if there is a lack of consensus.
>
>If the code is coming in as a new project then the normal incubating
>proposal process sees a list of initial committers - in other words for a
>new project then it would be expected that all original contributors
>(that wanted to come along) would be given commit rights. Though whether
>that is the case or not depends on the proposers/champion/mentor.
>
>Ross
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
>Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:57 PM
>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: Code Donations and Committer Righs
>
>I'd like to know: if a code base is donated to Apache under a Software
>Grant, do most projects grant committer rights to the code authors at the
>same time or do most projects require that the donors submit patches as
>other non-committers normally do?
>
>Thanks,
>-Alex
>
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