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From "Greg Stein (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-7524) migrate Apache Subversion project over to the git repo
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:31:19 GMT


Greg Stein commented on INFRA-7524:

Half-cocked, Jim? ... many projects have done similar migrations. We have a LOT of projects
using Git for their backend. The whole ICLA situation has been fully-solved (I'm assuming
you mean in terms of pull-requests).

Look. The short of it is: the Apache Subversion project chose this. We want to get our stuff
coded and released. For our backend, we don't need the super-huge repositories that Subversion
supports. Our project stores some binaries, but we can make Git work for us. We have no need
for Subversion's fine-grained authorization ... shoot. We allow ALL ASF committers access
to our repository. There are no barriers to the migration here, and some of the stuff that
Infra has done for integration with GitHub? Pretty cool. Positives, and only little negatives.

Don't get me wrong. I see the benefits. As the VP, I gotta represent the project. I really
DO NOT LIKE this decision. But that is not for me to decide, and it is not for you (Jim/Rich)
to decide for us. It is a decision of the PMC. Sure... they held the vote in private. But
that does NOT deny the result of their vote. Pushing this vote to dev@ would simply incite
riot. The people who have the voting power would NOT CHANGE.

So. As the VP of the Apache Subversion project, I opened this ticket. The Infrastructure team
is moving on this ticket. If you, Rich, or any other Director/Officer have a problem with
that, then bring it up at our April Board meeting. Otherwise, get out of this ticket. As Pilat
and Tony have noted: this is not the forum.


> migrate Apache Subversion project over to the git repo
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-7524
>                 URL:
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Git
>            Reporter: Greg Stein
>            Assignee: Jake Farrell
> Grrrr... vote passed. Not happy, but here we go:
> Infra: please migrate our repository at /repos/asf/subversion/ over to the Git repository
> We already have the mirror at But that has always been there as a read-only
mirror (along with the copy over to GitHub). Will the git repo be at (is
it *still* considered -wip "work in progress"?)
> Not sure what else you guys need. Haven't exactly studied up on the migration process.
Please let me know.
> (tho I'm up late here now and need to sleep soon; others from the PMC will be able to

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