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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Simplifying repository permissions
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2011 03:22:36 GMT

If no one lodges a formal objection within the next 48 hours, I'll claim lazy
consensus and ask Infra to follow through with setting "@committers = rw" for

Marvin Humphrey

On Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 09:18:18PM -0800, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> Greets,
> Roy Fielding posted here in general@incubator a few weeks ago urging that all
> podling committers be unified into a single group for the purposes of ASF
> repository permissions:
>     I *suggest* that incubator change the procedure such that all committers
>     (or at least all committers within a single LDAP group) have access to all
>     incubator areas and that new people simply be requested to only commit
>     within areas for which they have been given permission by the podling
>     developers. 
> The Apache Lucy PPMC has now voted to go one further and grant all ASF
> Committers access to our corner of the ASF common repository.
>     Discussion:
>     Vote:
>     There are two primary rationales for making this change.  First, we make
>     life easier for Infra -- especially if other projects follow our lead.
>     Second, we lower the barrier to entry for other ASF committers to
>     contribute to Lucy.
> Is it practical to delete the line enumerating Lucy's committers from
> asf-authorization-template, and to change the permissions for /incubator/lucy
> to be either "@committers = rw" or "@incubator = rw"?  We would like to
> implement our resolution to the fullest extent possible within the practical
> constraints of the Incubator.
> Some concerns were raised during the followups to Roy's post about
> machine-readable records of committers/PPMC members, but it does not seem as
> though any such machine-readable document exists today which is definitive
> regarding PPMC composition -- or even podling committership ranks, since
> odftoolkit does not have a line in asf-authorization-template. For what it's
> worth, we maintain our Committer/PPMC roster at
> <>.
> Cheers,
> Marvin Humphrey
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