[development] Mischievous registration of projects

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Nov 30 17:15:30 UTC 2007

I have seen the infra list (or maybe it was webmasters list, one of those two) say "yeah, just register the project and then check in code when you have it" to avoid writing a module to a namespace that gets taken before you finish your code.  I suspect a lot of the "land rush" registrations are a result of that issue, but they just don't get finished (or started).

IMO, we need to encourage people to use sandboxes more for "maybe I'll finish this" modules, not the "real" module namespace in CVS.  

--Larry Garfield

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 08:59:25 -0600, "Michelle Cox" <mcox at charter.net> wrote:
> My understanding is that this is already considered unacceptable but I
> don't
> know if any concrete action is being taken against it. It might be one of
> those things where the people who are able to do something about it are
> simply too busy to play police. It should be common sense that you don't
> create a project unless you're going to do something with it.
> Michelle
> On 11/30/2007 8:54:27 AM, Roman Chyla (roman.chyla at gmail.com) wrote:
>> Please don't make the registration process difficult or slower. It is
>> better to focus on post-checking - if the module has not proven any
>> activity, some action might be taken, but not sooner than that.
>> roman
>> On Nov 30, 2007 1:57 PM, Thomas Barregren <thomas at webbredaktoren.se>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Maybe I talk through my hat, but I suggest a policy against
> mischievous
>> > registration of projects for the purpose of claiming namespace, e.g.
>> > opensocial, or for other reasons than providing a module, e.g.
> cvsdemo?
>> >
>> > Thomas
>> >

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