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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Create a Translator Role
Date Sat, 07 Jul 2012 20:04:25 GMT
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> I'd like to propose that the project consider a special level of Committer called Translator.
> These individuals will need to meet the following requirements:
> (1) Sign an ICLA and have it on file.
> (2) Be sponsored by a member of the PPMC.
> Once a sponsor is found.
> (A) The Sponsor starts a VOTE thread for Translator by the PPMC on ooo-private.
> (B) With a successful VOTE an Apache ID is requested.

I'd suggest just doing it by lazy consensus, without the ceremony of a
vote thread, a discussion thread,  a required mentor vote, cross
posting to IPMC private and related overhead.  In other words, treat
it like the Subversion project does with its "partial committers":

"A full committer sponsors the partial committer. Usually this means
the full committer has applied several patches to the same area from
the proposed partial committer, and realizes things would be easier if
the person were just committing directly. Approval is not required
from the full committers; it is assumed that sponsors know what
they're doing and will watch the partial committer's first few commits
to make sure everything's going smoothly."

> The Apache ID is setup just like for a Committer except no SVN Karma is granted.

Ehh, but don't we want translators to have karma to /ooo-site as well,
so they can edit the website?  So maybe enough to limit it to that?
Or maybe it is not worth worrying about translators messing with C++

> The Translator would have access to pootle.a.o and people.a.o.
> Translators who earn merit can later be VOTEd into Committer and PPMC roles.
> If the project wants to do this then I'll take it up with the IPMC to see if it is an
acceptable practice.

It appears to be acceptable for TLP's given the Subversion example.
So worst case we just wait for graduation to make such changes.

In any case, I share your goal of finding a streamlined way of giving
Translators access to Pootle.

Thanks for starting the thread.


> Regards,
> Dave

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