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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: Subversion full/partial committer (was: Re: an experiment)
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:06:10 GMT
Greg Stein wrote on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 14:26:24 -0400:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 14:03, Craig L Russell <> wrote:
> > I don't care what you call them in the project. I'm asking that you use
> > Apache terminology when discussing things among the wider Apache community.

@Craig, thanks for clarifying your position/point.

> The report is consumed by the svn community, too. They reviewed it and
> provided feedback. It uses terms from the svn community.
> >...
> >> In particular: lines 1710,1711,1717 of r24487 of the board agenda.
> >
> > Yes. I'd prefer to keep translations out of the discussion with the wider
> > Apache community. If translation is needed (someone in the subversion
> > community wants to understand the board report) then that's a matter for the
> > subversion community not the wider Apache community.
> The svn-specific terms are basically parentheticals to the overall
> report, so have no particular impact on its content.

That's exactly what I was thinking: the report uses the ASF-wide terms
("committer" and "PMC Member") first, and only later adds the
svn-specific bits (translations or concrete semantics) of those terms.
This way seems to serve both those acquainted with the svn community
structure and those unacquainted with it.

> If any Directors
> have an issue with those terms, then I would expect to see it in the
> commentary section. Unless/until then, I'm going to avoid tweaking the
> report since its current form has already been reviewed/accepted by
> two Directors.
> Cheers,
> -g

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