On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 20:35 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 22:53 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> It leaves out so many ways that people can be part of the community...
Oh yeah! Now you're talking :-).
I agree, *very* interesting. Obviously, we can pursue Rahul's idea
right now (well, after F7), while we can talk about how to do the
One thing we can hope for is that, for most contributors, there is a
consistent default. Then even if we ask for every e.g. Wiki page save,
"Was this for-pay or for-personal?" the unique default for each person
is going to most often be the right one.
With FAS, we have the backbone needed -- all services talk with the same
account system, so all services can derive default and follow-on values,
as well as write back new values when they come up. When contributing
using a service such as CVS or Plone, your default is picked up, your
optional values are a tab-completion away, and there is always a way to
force a new value.
But what these all call for is a social convention adjustment. Just as
it takes effort to get a group of developers who don't use changelogs
well to remember to include '-m "Something meaningful, damnit!"' for
every commit. We would be asking, for example, add a keyword if it is
*not* your default (cvs ci -m "Something meaningful; *sponsor=Big
So the first question is really, how do we get buy-in from across the
project that the extra hassle is worth the value it brings Fedora to
know where we stand at all times?
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