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From Christopher <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Podlings & Gitbox Usage
Date Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:29:50 GMT

However, I would personally prefer to see all projects using git-wip
automatically migrated to GitBox, and have the old host(s) redirect to
gitbox, so the migration is completely transparent. It doesn't force any
projects to use GitBox features, but I can't see any downside, and it gives
everybody the option to use the GitBox features if they choose to, going
forward. (Migration to GitBox does not automatically enable GitHub issues
or other GitHub features. It only gives project members write access to
GitHub repos, and all that entails, and use of all of that is entirely

If the conversion happened this way, it seems like it'd be easier for INFRA
to do in bulk, rather than convert projects one-by-one.

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:48 AM John D. Ament <>

> All,
> As many are aware, Infra has been rolling out a new service that allows
> projects to leverage git repositories dually hosted on github and ASF git
> repositories, commonly known as gitbox.  This effectively allows a project
> to commit directly to Github and have those commits reflect back on the ASF
> side.
> This has been especially useful to a number of projects, since the github
> interface gives many options for managing repositories.  I've recently also
> asked infra to open it up to allow any IPMC member to request a gitbox
> repository for any approved podling that is using gitbox.  Podlings I think
> have found this useful, since many of them come from a github background.
> They like using the tool and having it available for all to use.
> So with that said, I want to propose some broad incubator wide policies for
> gitbox.  I'd like to propose that gitbox usage is approved for all
> podlings, there is nothing to inhibit a podling to request a gitbox
> repository and as long as a podling feels the need to use gitbox, like they
> would any other tool that we can integrate with, they should be free to use
> it without any additional approvals required.
> So please let me know your thoughts.  If I don't hear any -1's I plan to
> submit an infra ticket early next week to enable the access for all
> approved podlings.  Please note that your first conversion may need some
> lead time with infra.
> Regards,
> John

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