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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Additional mentor steps?
Date Sat, 14 May 2016 23:48:06 GMT
On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 4:38 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 6:29 PM Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:
>> > My reaction (being ignorant of the machinery behind phonebook and
>> authorization)
>> > is that adding to asf-authorization-template on podling creation would
>> be ok (since it
>> > is done only once per podling, by a mentor who presumably knows what
>> they are doing)
>> > but adding to asf-authorization-template each time a committer is
>> appointed is probably
>> > too error-prone.
>> >
>> > I might be naive but it seems that the fact that x is a committer to
>> podling y should be
>> > represented in one and only one place and the phonebook ought to drive
>> from that.
>>
>> That's where I'm going with this as well.
>>
>
> Unfortunately, I feel that this opinion isn't shared across the entire ASF
> spectrum, see [1] for instance.  Right now, you are correct, my
> understanding is that we don't want to add podlings to LDAP.  I'm not sure
> the why behind it, and maybe its worth bringing up again.

I'm actually ambivalent about LDAP (although I don't see why not). I'm 100%
with Julian on having a single DB for podling members. SVN auth file just
doesn't feel right (especially for those podlings using Git you know).

Thanks,
Roman.

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