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From Martin van den Bemt <>
Subject Re: [Vote] Incubating Project Policy
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:35:32 GMT
I am +1 on this and the main reason for this is that people that become committers through
incubator don't necessarily have any experience with apache projects and how issues like this
normally handled. As a side effect it gives us the option to link to this policy in case something
like this would happen in non incubating projects.

The only thing that would be nice to add to the policy is a more clear description of why
policy is there. It's often better to say why things are in place, people can also apply this
knowledge to other scenario's that they might encounter.


William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> 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.
> Votes?
> +1 here.
> Bill
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