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Re: Questions for all candidates: decentralization of power

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:29:30PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> >> 1) 114 people have commit access to webwml.  Given that version
> >> control makes it easy to undo changes, minimizing risk and
> >> impact, are there any legitimate reasons why this repository
> >> should be restricted to a group any smaller than the whole of
> >> gid 800?
> > 
> > No; and in practice, it is a matter of "ask and get" currently. I.e., if
> > you're a Debian Developer, that is all the justification you need to be
> > able to get commit access.
> It's not quite true that there is absolutely no reason to limit access.
> As with most things, there are a some things that someone who wants to edit 
> the website needs to be aware of.

Yes; but as I recall, the procedure was "go read this page", which
explains the things you should be aware of, and then tells you to send
mail to a particular set of people.

It is of course reasonable to require that people familiarize themselves
with how things are set up before being given access. But beyond that,
if they are Debian Developers, getting access to the webwml repository
is a no-brainer, AIUI.

If I'm mistaken, then please do enlighten me.


The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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