Problems getting developer access to the xorg cvs
Deron.Johnson at Sun.COM
Mon Nov 1 11:00:18 PST 2004
In this particular case it wasn't really an issue of verifying that Amir
is a good person to receive developer access. The issue was that we
couldn't find any one person who has the responsibility of granting this
access. We only knew who PREVIOUSLY had the responsibility. Even Stuart
Kreitman, who is on the Xorg board, was unable to determine this.
Does anybody know who currently has the responsibility for granting
I think it would benefit Xorg to have a specific mailing list, besides
site-wranglers, which is a moderated list, for people to send to when
they are requesting developer access. Call it something like
xorg-developer-request at freedesktop.org. All you need to do is make
sure that somebody is always assigned to handle requests sent to this
alias. This would be a very simple solution to implement.
Keith Whitwell wrote:
> I'm not necessarily in favour of people being granted CVS access sight unseen.
> I don't know what your developer's situation is, but I don't think there
> should be an expectation that people who haven't participated in development
> previously, I'm talking about submitting patches, bug reports, etc., should
> expect CVS access just by asking for it. Nor, obviously, do I think that the
> XFree86 idea of (I don't know how much) more than 5 years of waiting for this
> is desireable either.
> But I do feel that CVS access should be a priviledge granted sometime after a
> person has individually shown themselves to be a worthwhile & useful
> developer. It's obviously a lot less contentious to weed people out *before*
> granting CVS access to being in a position later on where you have to yank it,
> which is always going to lead to hard feelings.
> So, in respect to your developer, I don't see any posts to this list from him
> (though I don't have a full archive, so I could be wrong) - shouldn't some
> basic participation in the public lists be a prerequisite to CVS access?
> Also let me note that I'm not in a position to influence the descision one way
> or another, just expressing my opinions on the matter.
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