[development] How is it that new Drupal user is given CVS access to ban countries

Adam Gregory arcaneadam at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 15:05:13 UTC 2010

Maybe it's just me but the issue queue for this gentelmans cvs access did
not seem to me to be rushed or and the user did not seem to be given special
approval of any sort. In fact if the OP had done any research he would have
been able to see that the CVS application took over a month, went through
numerous reviews and code fixes and resulted in a user being given CVS
access to upload a module with new functionality that had been vetted, fixed
and was RTBC.

Come to think of thank you Victor for giving the list a glowing example of
what the CVS application process should look like.


Now next time someone complains about not getting CVS access we can point
them to this example of what it takes. Not just throwing up a request with
some unfinished code and some hopes of being able to contribute to the
Drupal Community.

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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Brian,
> I feel all Open Source projects should adhere to Free Software Foundation
> principles involving the free movement of information.
> Perhaps the use of the word "ban" in the module name gits me in the gut.
> I use the organic groups module to manage access among different groups in
> website applications I develop. There is nothing wrong with the restriction
> of access per se in a business application for business purposes. But a
> module which cheerleads for the U.S. State Department is quite another
> thing.
> The sourceforge ban on certain countries is a slap in the face to the free
> movement of information. This is unacceptable from a Free Software
> Foundation open flow of information perspective.
> We need to oppose that, without allowing business as usual to take place.
> There is politics in all these decisions, if I am in the minority, I only
> ask for the right to state my position and to answer your questions, Brian.
> It is completely on topic with this mailing list, since it involves the
> rush granting of CVS privileges to a new member of the community, as opposed
> to stumbling blocks placed in the path of several Argentine colleagues who
> have attempted to contribute.
> Victor Kane
> http://awebfactory.com.ar
> http://projectflowandtracker.com
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Brian Vuyk <brian at brianvuyk.com> wrote:
>>  Victor,
>> Can you explain, as far as you are able, why this module would be a bad
>> thing? How does this offend you?
>> I can infer, from your 'allowed to infect the Drupal codespace' comment,
>> and demand that it be taken down that you feel that all Drupal sites should
>> be available to all people. It seems that you  yourself want to restrict who
>> uses it, and how. That seems to go against democratic sentiment as well.
>> Brian
>> Victor Kane wrote:
>> Regarding the _rigorous_ CVS rights granting process, how is it that new
>> user  http://drupal.org/user/701600 is rushed through that process, and
>> allowed to infect the Drupal codespace with a module banning countries from
>> using a Drupal site???
>>  The offending module: http://drupal.org/project/countryban goes against
>> all democratic sentiment and should be taken down immediately, and this
>> individual, who wishes to do the work of those who would restrict internet
>> access based on origin of country, should have his CVS rights taken from him
>> immediately.
>>  Victor Kane
>> http://awebfactory.com.ar
>> http://projectflowandtracker.com
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