Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri May 27 12:48:40 UTC 2011

On 27 May 2011 13:43, Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, then maybe we have to specify more precise what a "Contributer" is:
> 1. According to the OpenJDK site (http://openjdk.java.net/contribute/)
> it's an individual who has signed the OCA. But currently these
> "contributors" don't get any "credentials" they could use to
> authenticate. Although that would require a new infrastructure that
> would have to be set up this solution would be ok for me because
> everybody who is seriously interested in contributing to the OpenJDK
> would have a chance to become a "contributor".
> 2. If you mean "Contributor" in the sense of "somebody who has commit
> rights into a Mercurial repository", that would be to rigorous in my
> opinion and would prevent many serious contributions.
> 3.  Somebody who has requested an account trough a "trivial and fast
> procedure" as proposed before (and as it is today) would be probably
> to lax from you point of view.
> What do you think?
> Volker

My guess is Mark used "Contributor" (with a capital "C") to refer to
the definition
in the proposed bylaws:

"A Contributor is a Participant who has signed the Oracle Contributor
Agreement (OCA), or who works for an organization that has signed that
agreement or its equivalent and makes contributions within the scope
of that work and subject to that agreement. Only a Contributor may
submit anything larger than a simple patch.

If a Contributor’s employment situation changes such that
contributions would no longer be covered by the OCA or its equivalent
then the Contributor must relinquish that role by notifying the
OpenJDK Lead."

Andrew :-)

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