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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [policy] bring in full code history on incubated project?
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 14:24:27 GMT
On 1/4/06, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> > Can someone make a definitive statement on whether or not code
> > history is brought into our repo from elsewhere when a podling
> > brings code over?
> It is still being debated, so no.  Roy's comments about import from private
> vs public repositories may be a reasonable approach.  Personally, I'm a
> packrat.  I'd keep everything possible.  But I am not sure if we quite have
> a consensus, yet.  Close.

I'm swayed. +1 on a policy of importing history whenever possible and
desired by the incoming proposal.

> I did talk with Garrett Rooney, and we can resolve the authorship namespace
> problem, so we can take that particular technical issue off the table.  The
> imported author, which is held as a property, could be mangled to something
> like IMPORTED_${PROJECT}_${AUTHOR} during the import, preventing collisions
> with existing or future ASF Committers.

+1. Probably not worth the extra work of trying to map to the existing
committers or new committers.


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