[development] Trust (was: Hit and run contrib)
jpetso at gmx.at
Sun Jun 1 00:20:02 UTC 2008
On Saturday, 31. May 2008, Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> But that is the core of the issue at hand here - we've got lots of CVS
> accounts, but we don't trust them a single bit. Instead of relying on trust
> and goodwill, we rely on technical measures to lock out potential helpers
> before they even get the chance to do something wrong.
Ok, I figured that people way smarter than me would have no problem
demonstrating why we should not do it the way that I proposed.
I can live with that :)
Hope it was not a complete waste of your time, maybe someone else can
find a way some time on how not to make mistrust the default.
So yeah, I'm done with this again already :P
Thanks for reading,
Views was probably the worst possible example, with a highly skilled *and*
incredibly active maintainer making random commit access not only unnecessary
but (as rightly stated) also counter-productive.
A better example would have been more low-profile stuff like
http://drupal.org/project/comment_cck, where the maintainer hasn't committed
or posted to the issue queue for half a year, with a couple of patches
including a Drupal 6 port being left out in the queue. That's the classical
example of a project that should be lead by the community instead of a
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