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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Revisit policy that all IPMC members have commit privs to all incubator repositories.
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:23:14 GMT
What's the next step?  Can I just work with the infrastructure team to
make this happen?  Do we need a formal vote?

- Sam Ruby

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 1:06 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> Background, from https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-13804
>
>> With this feedback and review, I believe we're still operating as
>> expected.
>>
>> * Per current policy, IPMC members have commit privileges on all Incubator
>> repositories.
>> * The above is effected through the use of a private GitHub Team
>> * According to users' GitHub preferences, they will Watch new repositories
>> * GitHub is sending notifications of changes, per Watch selections
>>
>> The "answer" here is to Unwatch repositories, as appropriate, and/or
>> to alter the GitHub user account preference for auto-Watching new
>> repositories.
>
>
> Here's my case:
>
> I believe that asking all IPMC members that request access to *any* ASF
> github repository to get notification emails on *all* incubator projects
> that participate in the gitbox experiment is unreasonable.
>
> I believe that asking all IPMC members to individually unwatch each and
> every repository as they are created is unreasonable.
>
> I believe that asking all IPMC members to uncheck "Automatically watch" is
> unreasonable as it (a) will result in people being notified for new
> repositories that they should be watching, and (b) presumes that people are
> not participating/watching in other non-ASF GitHub repositories.
>
> Accordingly, Since I do believe that it is reasonable for every ASF member
> to get email on all ASF repositories that they have commit privileges to, I
> am asking that the IPMC revisit the current policy that all IPMC members
> have commit privileges on all Incubator repositories.
>
> I believe that the alternative is technically feasible: have each podling
> manage a list of committers for that podling:
>
> https://whimsy.apache.org/roster/ppmc/
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
>
>
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