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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Commons Incubator
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:41:18 GMT
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 05:15, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>> 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.
> Trust related to what?

Trust in that they understand how Apache works.

> And the person
> should be considered more trustworthy than most with respect to making
> patches, given that they are the contributors of the code in the first
> place.

Well, they are also the person that could have potential code
ownership problems, could try to lead the project like they were used
to before and so on. I would not consider them more trustworthy in
that sense just because they brought the code.

> They do need to do is become indoctrinated in the community, and if it is
> just a committer or few at a time into an entire community, Apache Commons
> ought to be able to handle that.

So we just hand out commit access and hope (or try to make them)
behave? Isn't that a bit unfair to those that contributed over months
until they got voted in as committers? They had to show beforehand
they understand how things work.


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