Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Fri May 27 14:08:47 UTC 2011

Yes, that sounds reasonable. But that would still require some sort of
mechanism which allows "Contributors" to authenticate themselves in
the new bug tracking system that probably nobody has thought about
until now..

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> 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."
> http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/bylaws/draft-openjdk-bylaws-09
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