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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CLAs and LDAP
Date Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:40:27 GMT
On 06/12/2008, Paul Querna <pquerna@apache.org> wrote:
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny wrote:
>
> > sebb wrote:
> >
> > > On 06/12/2008, Emmanuel L├ęcharny <elecharny@apache.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > Paul Querna wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > In the ldap schema, we likely need some way to mark someone as
> having a
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > CLA or not.
> > > >     If the person has a CLA, then the attribute will be present with
> the CLA as
> > > > a pdf. Otherwise, the attribute will be empty.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > By the way:
> > >
> > > Not all CLAs are PDFs.
> > > There are also GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, RTF and even at least one TXT file
> ...
> > >
> > >
> > This is something we will have to take care of.
> >
> > One way to do that is to encapsulate the file and its content into a java
> object, and store this java object into the server (it will be serialized).
> Not all the LDAP server support java serialization/deserialization ...
> >
> > Another option would be to use attribute options :
> >
> > asf-cla;pdf for pdf file
> > or
> > asf-cla;tif for TIF file,
> >
> > etc... (Not all the LDAP server support attributes options.)
> >
>
>  meh, I wouldn't bother storing the CLA in LDAP -- we already have them in
> SVN, no reason to duplicate the contents in LDAP.
>

Actually, we don't have all the CLAs in SVN at present - there are
quite a few entries in iclas.txt which don't have a corresponding file
in SVN. It's also sometimes useful to be able to find the CLA file
from the person's details.

>  -Paul
>
>

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