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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject [Vote] Incubating Project Policy
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:36:04 GMT
I believe many projects practice this policy, although it's unwritten,
and perhaps there are others who don't (and probably deserve some scrutiny
to determine if it's helpful or harmful).

I'm proposing the following policy become explicit across the incubator;

  Where the project policy permits commit-then-review contributions to its
  Subversion repository, committers may commit code they personally authored,
  or with proper attribution, commit patches posted on the project's mailing
  list or posted to the project's bug tracking system (Jira/Bugzilla).

  No third-party code (beyond bugzilla and mailing list submissions) may be
  directly committed without first posing the submission to the mailing list.
  This goes for submissions by associates who are unaffiliated with the
  project, private correspondence to a committer, and third party open source
  code which is otherwise compatible with the Apache Software License.

Where the project's policy is review-then-commit, there truly is no change
to their current practice.  All of the above cases are subject to review first
on the mailing list.

I believe the policy would directly address not only concerns w.r.t. the
Heraldry project, but several prior issues and those that will still pop up
over the horizon.


+1 here.


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