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

Shawn Bowers bowers at sdsc.edu
Wed Oct 27 13:44:32 PDT 2004

I agree -- this is a better model ...


Bertram Ludaescher wrote:

> Sounds like a great idea and combines the best of both worlds
> (vouching/accountability vs. security/convenience)
> Bertram
>>>>>>"CB" == Chad Berkley <berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu> writes:
> CB> 
> 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> 
> 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> 
> 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> 
> CB> Thanks,
> CB> chad
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