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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Git write access for podlings
Date Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:58:04 GMT
Every PMC member of a running PMC has a responsibility to keep an eye
out for crazy commits. Once this is reflected in the doc, it's good
practice for PPMC members.

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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