[development] Trust (was: Hit and run contrib)

Jakob Petsovits 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
single maintainer.

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