[mapguide-internals] Motion: Give developers commit rights to
work in a sandbox
pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Jun 25 13:55:58 EDT 2009
Sandbox access for OpenLayers has been a free-for-the-asking thing and
it has worked extremely well in terms of getting folks involved in the
project. Only a small percentage of folks getting sandboxes have
become core committers, but it has allowed non-committers to work with
committers on things like testing and documentation where the final
diff from a sandbox branch is then pulled as a patch, reviewed by the
committers and finally committed.
Assuming that we can set up a sandbox area in svn, I agree with
Kenneth that anyone who wants access should get access. There do need
to be some guidelines for the sandbox - folks should create sub
folders with their user name and make copies within that directory
unless they are collaborating with several users for instance.
On 25-Jun-09, at 1:48 PM, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S wrote:
> If I understand Frank correctly, it is "easy" to create a sandbox in
> With this sandbox anyone (in theory) should be allowed a sandbox area,
> for free play and testing.
> If this is so, I don't see the need for this vote.
> I think UV would like a sandbox as well.
> The open source handbook:
> clearly states that the founding company should not try to bypass the
> rules, as that will make the project appear "closed" in the sense that
> only "insiders" get commit access, which is the opposite of the goal
> with OS software.
> I'm not suggesting that there is foul play here, and I am confident
> the proposed developers are highly skilled, but seen from the outside,
> this looks a bit like favorizing the Autodesk people.
> I would suggest that we instead clear up any confusion on the
> sandbox issues,
> and make sandboxes avalible for those who apply for one.
> If there are too many requests for sandboxes, we will have to
> what criteria there should be for applicants.
> Regards, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S
> Tom Fukushima skrev:
>> Hi PSC,
>> I have three developers who will be working in a MGOS sandbox
>> branch that I will be creating for them. I don't want to be
>> submitting all of their patches for them and would prefer if they
>> could commit directly to this branch. Unfortunately, I believe
>> that we can only give submit rights to all or none of our
>> subversion tree. So can we give subversion access to these
>> developers on the condition that they work only in the sandbox?
>> These developers are
>> Hugues Wisniewski
>> Jon Curtis
>> Norm Olsen
>> They are all senior Autodesk developers with many many years of
>> development experience. I myself would be fine with giving them
>> access to the full tree, but let's leave that for another discussion.
>> I move to give Hugues, Jon and Norm, commit rights to a branch in
>> the sandbox/adsk area.
>> +1 Tom
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