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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: subversion pull request: port to new style classes - http://stackoverflow.c...
Date Thu, 24 May 2012 12:06:52 GMT
Filip Maj wrote on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 04:58:15 -0700:
> It makes sense to me that Apache try to curate the strong developer
> communities that exist on GitHub. There is an ease of sending patches via
> GitHub that is at odds with the process of, at the minimum, registering
> for the dev list for a specific project and submitting a patch that way.
> My goal here is to enable different communities, whether they are within
> Apache or not, to contribute code to Apache projects. As long as the legal
> stuff is covered, then I don't see a problem. The belief of "Community
> Over Code" in my mind reflects this goal.
> 
> My answers in-line below.
> 
> 
> On 5/24/12 1:28 PM, "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> 
> >Filip Maj wrote on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 03:57:51 -0700:
> >> My answers in-line below.
> >> 
> >> On 5/24/12 12:48 PM, "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> >> 
> >> >(wearing both an infra hat and an svn hat...)
> >> >
> >> >Filip Maj wrote on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 03:22:19 -0700:
> >> >> Without a doubt getting access to the project mirrors on GitHub is
a
> >> >> must-have. Setting up different teams on GitHub is trivial. Could
> >>have a
> >> >> "committers" team, and any other team deemed necessary. We can then
> >>add
> >> >> permissions such as ability to administer the github project to these
> >> >> teams.
> >> >> 
> >> >
> >> >Are you aware of Apache's requirements here?  Example: every commit
> >>must
> >> >generate an email notification.  Can you grant people access to github
> >> >in a manner that preserves this requirement?
> >> 
> >> Yep. Every pull request sends an email to the dev list (as per below).
> >>Any
> >> other issues you foresee w.r.t. meeting Apache's requirements?
> >> 
> >
> >Read what I wrote again perhaps?  It has nothing to do with pull requests.
> 
> Right, commits, not pull requests. This happens already. Adding
> administrative rights to the github mirrors would not change the commit
> method already in place.

Okay, if people can have admin rights on github without having commit
rights, then my concern is addressed.

I am quite surprised that it is this way, though: in my country, people
who have admin rights also have write rights...

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