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From Andrus Adamchik <aadamc...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Google Summer of Code Summit]
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:45:12 GMT
On Oct 12, 2006, at 1:35 PM, Kevin Menard wrote:

>>> o Should students be given more development resources than non-  
>>> committers?
>> -1
> This goes a bit in hand with the previous discourse on patches.   
> This could quickly degrade into a procedural firefight, but it does  
> sorta irk me that we expect people to give us code, but don't give  
> them adequate tools to do it.  If I ever applied for a job  
> somewhere and they told me the only tools I had for submitting code  
> were diff and JIRA, I'd hazard to say I wouldn't be at that job  
> very long.  There's something of a culture of earning the right to  
> commit, and for the main codebase I'd say it's warranted.  For a  
> throw away branch, however, it seems to me like an unnecessary  
> hurdle that we put in the way of students completing their work.

No firefight - there is simply no other way to build karma on an open  
source project. And the fact that one of our projects was done with  
no community involvement simply sucks.


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