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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Git write access for podlings
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:56:44 GMT
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:27 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
wrote:

> On Wed Dec 31 2014 at 2:45:48 PM David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> > > On Wed Dec 31 2014 at 2:24:36 PM David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 11:59 AM, John D. Ament <
> johndament@apache.org>
> > >> wrote:
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> >
> > >> > So something Jan and I ran into on the infra list, does anyone know
> > >> > definitively what the access rights given to a podling's git repo
> > are, if
> > >> > they request one (instead of a svn directory)?
> > >> >
> > >> > If nothing else we should document it somewhere on the incubator
> site
> > >> > indicating the permission sets for both svn and git.  My current
> > >> > understanding is that svn sites are typically incubator wide, svn
> > repos
> > >> are
> > >> > confined to a specific list, and git repos are incubator wide.  The
> > git
> > >> one
> > >> > in particular because we don't create ldap groups for podlings and
> > I've
> > >> > heard that we only do groups in git (not individual lists).
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >> git is tied to LDAP, and all podling repos are writable by anyone in
> > >> the incubator LDAP group. (there are no podling LDAP groups)
> > >>
> > >
> > > Got it thanks.  I'll update the docs to reflect this as the permission
> > > scheme.
> > >
> > > And here I think will come in Jan's bigger question - do we really want
> > all
> > > podling committers to be able to commit to all other podlings?
> > >
> >
> > My question is: What problem are you trying to solve? And has it
> > really proven to be a problem?
> > I don't think anyone has abused their ability to commit to all
> > projects, and it's been this way as long as git has been available.
> >
>
> I'm not sure that there will be an issue.  It could just be a couple of
> IPMC members being a little more cautious that needed.  It's more than
> likely no one's going to care.
>
> To date, we have always told podlings that the initial committers and your
> mentors are the ones who have write access.  Now we're saying if you're
> using git, it's any of the 1k + (i might be way off) members of the
> incubator group.
>
> Would it be much harder to create the ldap group up front when the
> podling's created, and shuffle people in/out at graduation?



If it ain't broke ...

Is there even a problem?  I haven't ever heard of it.

If there isn't a problem, why are you worried about it?

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