[darcs-users] on the eventual transition to a commit-bit model

Petr Rockai me at mornfall.net
Mon Aug 3 18:45:17 UTC 2009

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
> 1. Who gets a commit bit?  I think most conservative version of this
>    would be to say that anybody who is on the Review Team gets a bit.
>    A very liberal model might to say, for example, that anybody who
>    has had 3 patches accepted is eligible.  Since we have distributed
>    revision control, I'm actually quite happy to consider a liberal
>    model.  Worst case, we agree to restore the repo from an older
>    copy.
> 2. How does one become a committer?  If we go the Review Team route,
>    we can keep the conservative route of making it by my invitation.
>    If we go the liberal route, it's fairly clear.
I would maybe propose a hybrid approach: initially, the review team gets commit
bits. Furthering the commit bit is on the discretion of existing review team
members. A review team majority has veto rights (in practice, disputes are
handled via consensus).

What do you think?

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