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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal: Meritocracy and Committers for non-coders?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:54:38 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 16:12, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
> PMCs at Apache have a wide latitude in managing the meritocracy. The
> simplest answer is the high-trust answer: if you demonstrate that you
> are a responsible contributor, you get commit access, and the PMC
> trusts that you won't abuse it outside your competence.  More complex
> answers involve granting commit karma to portions of the source
> instead of to the whole shebang.

Bah. Outdated concept. In Apache Subversion, we simply ask the
committer to constrain themselves to certain areas. No need to get
technical about it. The trust metric applies very well, *especially*
when it is version control and changes can be reverted :-P ... another
positive benefit is the committer can apply patches outside of their
typical area given a +1 from a PMC Member.

It works really well, and allows us to groom committers from
constrained areas to the "whole shebang" (to use your words :-).


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