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From Till Westmann <ti...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Podling request: Gerrit
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:17:37 GMT

> On Jul 15, 2015, at 10:02 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 3:13 AM, Ian Maxon <imaxon@uci.edu> wrote:
>>> 2. The ASF has no record of any contributions that are happening on
>>> the Gerrit instance at UCI, until a committer decides to push code to
>>> the ASF repo.
>> 
>> I'm afraid I don't understand this point. How is this different than
>> any other distributed version control system? In github, nobody is
>> aware of a contribution in a fork until a pull request is made. How's
>> that any different than what's going on here?
> 
> In Git (and I'd presume any Git-like DVCS) anything but the push logs
> can be spoofed. Having a record of who actually pushed to the repo
> is one of the requirement from ASF's standpoint to track chain of custody
> for the code that lands in out projects.

But that’s seems to be the case here. The actual commit is pushed manually
by an AsterixDB committer.

Till

> Do realize that this unique requirement comes from the fact that
> we're a foundation, not just a code hosting site.
> 
> Thanks,
> Roman.
> 
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