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RE: [eclipse-pmc] CVS write access for pmc members

Hi Martin,
I am not on the PMC but would like to voice an opinion anyway:  I think that being on the PMC confers authority and implies good judgement, but it clearly does not imply domain knowledge about every subproject.  And I think that to the extent possible, we should restrict commit access to those people who do have domain knowledge.
For instance, the only situation I can imagine where a PMC member (who was not a JDT committer already) would need to commit to the JDT APT project is if I (the lead) and all other committers to the project are unreachable and some change needs to be reverted.  That seems sufficiently unlikely that it can be handled if or when it comes up.
Is there a situation I'm not aware of?  I don't have a specific concern about giving access, I'm just trying to keep master keys from floating around unnecessarily.

From: eclipse-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:eclipse-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Oberhuber, Martin
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:04 AM
To: eclipse-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [eclipse-pmc] CVS write access for pmc members

Hi all,
one thing we didn't discuss in the PMC meeting today is:
Do we agree that PMC Members should have CVS write access to the entire repository?
I'll need to know that such that I can make the bugzilla request with the webmasters accordingly.
Personally, I'm already Platform Core and e4 committer and I'm fine with just adding Website (org.eclipse/www/eclipse) access.
What do you think?
Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member

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