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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <>
Subject Re: GSoC & Temporary commit access accounts
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:34:26 GMT
+1 @ Bertrand's idea

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Luciano Resende <> wrote:
>> It looks like various Apache projects are voting GSoC students as
>> "partial committers". As Apache does not have a formal process for
>> handling this type of account requests, regular accounts are created
>> for these students, with an Apache e-mail alias, and access is given
>> to general committer areas in SVN (e.g. committer area in svn, etc)
>> and then respective PMCs provides write access to particular areas in
>> SVN, such as a sandbox or a collaboration area. If the student fails
>> the GSoC programm, or is not elected as regular committer during or
>> after the program, there is no process for disabling/deleting these
>> accounts. This is very problematic and can cause multiple issues....
> I'd say those are temporary accounts rather than partial, and from the
> GSoC point of view I think it's good to have them.
> As you say the issue is making sure those accounts are disabled once
> GSoC ends, as we would do when a trainee leaves you company.
> One suggestion would be to add those accounts to a special LDAP group
> named "trainee" or something. Once GSoC ends, someone (GSoC admins or
> comdev PMC) would need to request infra to disable all of them. If a
> student is voted in as a committer in the meantime, their PMC chair
> would just remove them from the "trainee" group.
> -Bertrand

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