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Re: svn commit: r1064261 - /subversion/trunk/COMMITTERS

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 17:28:49 +0100

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 09:43:20PM +0200, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Hyrum K Wright wrote on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 09:29:47 -0600:
> > On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 5:04 AM, Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> > > Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > >> I'd rather not remove their entries entirely from COMMITTERS.
> > >
> > > +1.  Being unable to contact them (currently) is a completely different
> > > thing from deciding to remove them from the list of committers.  And
> > > failure to keep one's email address up to date is not a serious breach
> > > of committership responsibilities, for an inactive or infrequent
> > > committer, I'd say.
> >
> > Oh, I'm not claiming we do some irrevocable revocation of their commit
> > privileges.
>
> I didn't think you were suggesting anything of that sort.
>
> However, removing names from COMMITTERS seems like we dismiss our own
> historical contributors. I'd prefer to move them to a "dormant
> committers" or "uncontactable committers" or "emeriti" section.

If we move them into a difference section then we should also make
a note of which section they were originally in. I don't think we
really need to move them, though.

And I think we should *never* remove any name from COMMITTERS.
Unless someone removes their own name, the name should stay.

COMMITTERS as a list of people who have accounts with the ASF is just one
of many ways this list can be used. It has value for other purposes.

For instance, what if some of these people listed involvement with Subversion
on their CV and apply for a job? Someone wishing to verify the person's
involvement with Subversion might take a look at COMMITTERS.
I doubt anyone will be bothered to check the log or old revisions if
they cannot find the name there. Not showing up on that list makes
it look as if the applicant was dishonest.

> I suppose we could mark somehow those who don't have commit access
> to /repos/asf/subversion.

Fine with me, though I don't think it's necessary.

Basically, I've put the notes about bounces in there so that people
who want to try to contact one of these people will know upfront
that they'll have to use some other way of contacting them. That's all.

Stefan
Received on 2011-01-29 17:29:37 CET

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