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Re: More authorization rules

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-04 20:58:11 CET

Yuval Kashtan wrote:
>>> Hello to all the folks @ subversion dev,
>>> there is a suggestion I want to discuss with you:
>>> Currently, SVN support only Read/Write (and none) authorization roles.
>>> I find it highly usefull to restrict also who can add/delete files.
>>> Adding / Removing of files have alot to do with the project
>>> configuration managment.
>>> In a big project I want such changes to be more carefuly considered
>>> and controlled (for example, allowing only team leaders to add files
>>> only after they read through the code and approved it and letting only
>>> the project manager to delete / remove files so he can better control
>>> what is going out).

My opinion is that enforcing such a thing at the technological level is the
wrong approach. I believe that this kind of restriction belongs at the
human-enforced procedures level.

My reasoning is that it is possible to have textual code modifications which
are just as demanding of careful consideration, and to have adds and deletes
which are trivial in nature.

Therefore I think such a restriction would be an impediment but not an
advantange, and therefore not worth additional complexity in mod_authz_svn.


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Received on Sat Dec 4 20:59:35 2004

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