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From Leo Simons <leosim...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Common documents across the ASF
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:33:54 GMT

you missed my point. Sander asked whether commit access is, or is seen 
as, a barrier.
The answer is: yes. It is one of many barriers that we have. You're 
pointing out that
those are in place for a reason. Well, yeah.

For example, commit priviledge is something which is earned by 
individuals and given out
by a community, hence facilitating a "community" feel. Someone who is 
granted committer
status usually feels honoured to be asked to be part of the team. Works 

Now the catch: for some stuff, I happen to think some current barriers 
don't make sense.
They result in lots of unneccessary duplication (of effort and material).

"general" documentation is one of those areas. A low barrier to 
cross-project co-operation
on stuff like that will help avoid pages like 

IOW, this is not about technical difficulty or community dynamics, it is 
about managing
the path of least resistance for a common cross-project concern which is 
orthogonal to the reason(s) for the existence of our barriers.


- Leo

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