[kepler-dev] Proposal: Allow members to give apprenticeship (cvs write access) to trusted colleagues

Bertram Ludaescher ludaesch at sdsc.edu
Wed Oct 27 13:41:50 PDT 2004

Sounds like a great idea and combines the best of both worlds
(vouching/accountability vs. security/convenience)


>>>>> "CB" == Chad Berkley <berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu> writes:
CB> I would like to make a proposal for a rule change to the Kepler project 
CB> group rules.  Our current system of giving CVS write access to only 
CB> group members makes it cumbersome to get a (possibly) future member to 
CB> contribute code to the repository.  Right now, a current member has to 
CB> check code in for another individual until they are voted into the 
CB> group.  This is a major hassle, especially if the person you are helping 
CB> is not working in your office.  I think what most of us do is give our 
CB> password to a contributor, which is an unnecessary security risk.
CB> To fix these problems I propose the following:  A current member would 
CB> ask for an apprenticeship account for the contributor.  This account 
CB> would have write access to CVS.  The member who asks for the account is 
CB> solely responsible for everything and anything that the contributor 
CB> submits/changes.  When the apprentice has shown that he/she will 
CB> continue contributing, the member can then propose a vote for 
CB> membership.  The important part of this is that the member is totally 
CB> responsible for whatever the apprentice contributes.   I think this will 
CB> keep members from requesting an apprentice account for anyone they don't 
CB> trust.
CB> Before I propose a vote for this proposal, I'd like to hear any 
CB> feedback.  I'm open to modifying this if something thinks it's necessary.
CB> Thanks,
CB> chad
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