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Re: Only require 2 signatures for zip file?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 13:17:59 -0400

"Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:
> I used to build the Windows release so I could include JavaHL library
> in Subclipse, and so I would also run the tests and sign the release.
> But since I was not a full committer, my signature did not count
> towards the release. I always thought it should have (since we had
> these same signature problems back then).
> Given that the rest of you are not likely to give up emacs for Windows
> we need to be looking for solutions. By the way, I forgot Ivan Zhakov
> in my original post. I do not think he has signed releases in the
> past, at least not regularly. If we could get him to commit to do so,
> this would at least be less of a problem since we would then have
> three committers that we can count on signing the release, and four
> when DJ is able to devote the time again.
> That said, Stefan, Bert and Jeremy have all contributed to our project
> and they have vested interest in our releases. It seems like we would
> be doing ourselves a favor if we recruited and counted their
> signatures.

It does seem silly that we pretend these two things are the same

   1) J. Random tends to make non-damaging code contributions, and works
      well with people in the community, so we want his changes going
      directly into future releases without them needing prior review
      (in other words: J. Random is a full committer).

   2) J. Random has built and tested on platform X, and we trust his
      reports of what he encountered (in other words: J. Random can
      sign releases).

Right now, we pretend that (1) is both necessary and sufficient for
(2). It is surely sufficient, but it is *not* necessary.

But is there any qualification we should require for (2), beyond that
someone posts plausible-looking test output to the dev@ list? Should we
"know" the person somehow?


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