Commit responsibilities and Lines of Defense
kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Tue Feb 22 16:41:05 UTC 2011
On Feb 22, 2011, at 2:16 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 02/21/2011 08:01 PM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>> On Feb 21, 2011, at 1:29 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 02/18/2011 10:09 PM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>>>> It is clear to us that we cannot make the system entirely "open",
>>>> but we can provide a kind of portal
>>>> (I hate that word), or view (a better word) into what is happening.
>>>> Exposing what we legally can and
>>>> hopefully providing enough information to make the system work for
>>>> So what do you think? Any opinions out there?
>>> This sounds like a big step forward, and a great way to show
>>> that Oracle is determined to work with the community.
>> We recognize that a model where all changes must be shepherded
>> by an Oracle employee
>> will not scale, so we are being motivated by a bit by how we can make
>> it a true community
>> contribution situation and also not overload the Oracle engineers
>> needless shepherding tasks.
> That's very encouraging. This sounds like a very innovative
> approach to
> working with the community, given that you have a half-open, half-
> development environment. I hope we don't get too many "No, you
> can't do
> that, but I'm not allowed to tell you why" situations.
There is a risk of us becoming committed into a mental hospital with
disorder, it is a challenge at times. The VM guys in particular. :^(
But I do think that once we have an active public bug tracking system,
between the public
changesets we have now, and more complete details in bug reports, the
flow should increase.
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