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From Nicholas Chammas <>
Subject Re: Recognizing non-code contributions
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2019 18:18:53 GMT
On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 9:55 AM Sean Owen <> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:50 AM Myrle Krantz <> wrote:
> > So... events coordinators?  I'd still make them committers.  I guess I'm
> still struggling to understand what problem making people VIP's without
> giving them committership is trying to solve.
> We may just agree to disagree, which is fine, but I think the argument
> is clear enough: such a person has zero need for the commit bit.
> Turning it around, what are we trying to accomplish by giving said
> person a commit bit? I know people say there's no harm, but I think
> there is at least _some_ downside. We're widening access to change
> software artifacts, the main thing that we put ASF process and checks
> around for liability reasons. I know the point is trust, and said
> person is likely to understand to never use the commit bit, but it
> brings us back to the same place. I don't wish to convince anyone else
> of my stance, though I do find it more logical, just that it's
> reasonable within The Apache Way.

+1 to this.

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