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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Commons Incubator
Date Sat, 11 Apr 2009 10:44:18 GMT
> My view, and I believe Torstens view is that to become a committer means to
> join the dev lists, send in patches, be part of the community, gain trust
> with the project members and then after a while be voted in as a committer.
> Now if someone has a nice great big chunk of code, or even a whole
> mini-subproject to donate, then they should so just that, donate the code
> and if they wish to continue working on that code then send in patches to
> the list or issue tracker. Eventually you'll get commit access, will have
> learnt the Apache Way and all is dandy.
> The 'other' view is I believe mainly Company orientated. Company X pays
> person Y to work on code that they want to be 'donated' to Project Z (which
> just happens to have come from Company X in the first place.) The last thing
> they want is for person Y to go through the Apache Way initiation ceremony
> that could last months, they want him/her in there carrying on committing to
> it as usual. Hence we have the 'here's some code, here's a new committer or
> two to go with it'.

Just to clarify. The proposal is to find a middle ground between these
two approaches.

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