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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Canonical sources for information
Date Tue, 28 May 2013 17:44:31 GMT
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Alan Cabrera <adc@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>
> On May 28, 2013, at 10:24 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 27 May 2013 22:18, Alan Cabrera <adc@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On May 27, 2013, at 1:11 PM, Tony Stevenson <pctony@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 27 May 2013, at 18:15, Alan Cabrera <adc@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I need to know what are the official sources for the following:
>>>>>
>>>>> full name from username
>>>>
>>>> ldap
>>>>
>>>>> whether a person is a corporate member from username
>>>>
>>>>> What PMC/PPMCs the person belongs to from username
>>>>
>>>> ldap, well this will show group membership.
>>>>
>>>>> I need to get access to this data from the Python utilities that I am
writing.
>>>>
>>>> ldap is only available from within the ASF network, so you would have to
run this from there.
>>>
>>> Inconvenient but not a "deal breaker"
>>
>> There is already a cron job that extracts a fair amount of information
>> from LDAP (and elsewhere) to produce the people.a.o pages.
>> This information is currently published as HTML, for example:
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
>> which contains the following information:
>> SVN id        Name    SVN Projects
>> Member (bold)
>> URL (link)
>>
>> Maybe it would make more sense to modify that to additionally generate
>> the output in CSV/JSON so it can be used by anyone?
>>
>> Scripts would then just need HTTP access to get the data, and they
>> would only have access to the data that had been cleared for
>> publication.
>
> That's one way to implement it.  I'm glad we agree that providing HTTP access to vetted
data has value.

Try the following (passing in --user adc:password):

curl -H "Accept:application/json" https://whimsy.apache.org/roster/committer/adc

Let me know if there are ways that I can make this more convenient.

> Regards,
> Alan

- Sam Ruby

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