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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Graduate Ignite from the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:19:45 GMT
On 23.07.2015 03:11, Konstantin Boudnik wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 01:50AM, jan i wrote:
>> Concerns have been raised about a off-list issue system, that seems to be
>> left open ?
>> Concerns have been raised about the people behind the actual commits, that
>> seems to be left open ?
> I am not sure about this one: why there's a concern that people behind commits
> aren't the same ppl as making the fixes? Am I reading this right?

I think there are a couple things to consider here:

 1. Off-list discussions, and commits made based on such discussions:
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The resultant code is
    public and can be reviewed. If the reasons behind a change are not
    clear, well, it's up to the devs to document the code and/or explain
    on the dev@ list; but forbidding off-list discussions implies
    forbidding hackathons and ApacheCons, for example.

 2. Committing changes that were made by someone else: this is
    potentially a bit shadier, but in general, the committer is
    responsible for the change, not the author. A committer might even
    hire someone to develop stuff for them ... that'd be a bit fishy,
    but not invalid. The only objection I can think of is if a committer
    shares her ASF account with someone else. I've seen no indication of
    that happening.

Personally I'm not too happy with how this community tracks issues, but
hey, if it works for them, why fix it? It'll be a fine day when the IPMC
starts telling podlings how their development workflow should look like.

-- Brane

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