[Members] git access

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Tue Jul 30 13:07:02 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> Currently most of our key information (XEPs, schemas, registries) is
> under source in a git repository that lives on one of the XSF's
> machines. (Ideally, our full website would be under source control.)
> The question arises: what is the best policy for granting access to
> the source control repository?
> I would be comfortable with giving access to all XSF members, so that
> more people could help with improving / fixing things.
> I could understand if XSF members would prefer some other policy
> (e.g., only XMPP Council members have commit access).
> Please note that there is a difference between committing to the
> source control repository and pushing changes to the website. For
> example, even if we give XEP authors check-in privileges we still
> wouldn't push Draft or Final specs to the website unless the Council
> approves. Similarly, the XEP Editor role (which might be a team) might
> need to review changes that have been submitted before updating an
> Experimental XEP.
> Your thoughts are welcome.

How about we run Gerrit (a tool for managing Git repos), give all
members (or other authors) the ability to make branches and submit
reviews for trunk, and give Council and Editor(s) the ability to
approve reviews?

Then we get a list of outstanding reviews that any of the approvers
can approve. Roughly speaking, a bit like GitHub without giving up
control to a third-party (Let's not have that discussion again).


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