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From Mark Little <>
Subject Re: Policy on Initial Committership
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:06:45 GMT
Without wanting to open up flames about what constitutes a true  
"open" source project: if you're trying to build up a community then  
not erecting artificial barriers to entry is a good start. I've used  
the Redhat/JBoss example already, but there are others where the  
communities thrive and grow because of a more "enlightened" approach!  
Plus, sticking with what was agreed collectively prior to the start  
of the project is another good community building act: or at least if  
you're going to change it, do it publicly and with the involvement of  
EVERYONE who was involved with the formation of the project.


On 2 Oct 2006, at 16:05, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> On 10/2/06, Newcomer, Eric <> wrote:
>> How could they contribute when they were not given access?  These  
>> guys
>> have been asking for two weeks or more to be allowed to  
>> contribute, and
>> in some cases did not even receive a reply.
> Uhh, what kind of world are you living in where the only way to
> contribute to an open source project is if you already have commit
> access?  Commit needs to be earned, you earn it by sending in patches,
> fixing bugs, filing bugs, etc.  None of those things require commit
> access, if they did then no open source project would ever get a new
> contributor.
> -garrett
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