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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: *DRAFT FINAL* June board report
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:54:47 GMT
On 7 June 2012 10:47, J├╝rgen Schmidt <> wrote:
> On 6/7/12 11:28 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> On 7 June 2012 05:50, Herbert Duerr <> wrote:
>> ...
>>> I think we maybe should add one more topic here: Working with pootle
>>> currently requires committership, which results in translators having having
>>> to be fast-tracked when they show up on the mailing list. The board needs to
>>> decide if this short-circuiting of the process is desirable or not and what
>>> the alternatives are.
>> No, need, that's not a board level issue. It's up to the project to define its
>> own expectations of committers.
> it's a very bad limitation. I would prefer a user management which
> allows registration (by email verification) of new users and where new
> users agree to contribute under the Apache license. Maybe combined with
> an iCLA but not necessarily require to be committer.
> But I am not sure if something like that would be possible at all.
> Otherwise we have to deal with the current approach and hope that we can
> reach volunteers to accept this approach and work together with them on
> a fast-track.

I agree that the limitation suboptimal.

I suggest someone take this up with legal-discuss@ If legal@ feel able
to approve a more relaxed approach to iCLAs for access to Pootle then
infra@ can be asked to find a technical solution.


Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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