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From: "Stefan Schweizer" <genstef@g.o>
Subject: Re: [GLEP] Bugzilla access for contributor
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 17:59:21 +0200
On 9/2/06, Wernfried Haas <amne@g.o> wrote:
> > Current situation
> > ================
> >
> > Currently there are specific deals with arch testers and devrel/infra to allow
> > arch testers to edit bugs. This GLEP is written to standardize the process and
> > make it available for all aspects of Gentoo where work is being done by people
> > who are no full developers.
>
> This is very vague. What kind of contributors are you talking about? I
> assume you mean people contributing on sunrise, or does that also
> imply people who contribute to another project should get those
> privileges, too? What kind of people do you have in mind?
> Does that mean the contributors become official project members like
> devs/ATs?
>
> > Requirements
> > ============
> >
> > Bugzilla permissions
> > ------------
> >
> > It is needed that contributors who work on bugs can edit them on their own and
> > do not have to rely on their mentoring or supervising developers to reassign
> > or modify bugs.
>
> Stupid question, but why don't they do the quiz and become developer/staff/AT
> if they want to work on bugs?

they usually do that, but they work on bugs before they are developers.

> What's the reasoning to make another
> class of users who can edit bugs?

this is not intended. I just want them to be able to edit bugs they
are working on.

> Also is bugzi rights _all_ they are
> supposed to get or other stuff, too?

This is only about bugzilla and not about a special group.

> Also, what kind of bugzi permissions are we talking about, just
> marking bugs as fixed?

permissions like arch testers: edit all aspects of bugs but do not see
developer bugs.


> > Security
> > -----------------
> >
> > To ensure that not everyone who asks for it can get access to edit bugs it is
> > required to complete the ebuild quiz prior to requesting access
>
> The ebuild quiz is also used in the AT project, so what exactly would
> be the difference between your contributor and and an AT/HT?

cannot see much difference. But obviously recruiters/devrel have seen
much difference when I asked.

> > Management
> > ---------------
> >
> > This cannot be managed by devrel, because they lack the resources to do it.
>
> s/devrel/recruiters and have you talked it over with them or is this
> only an assumption? I'm not saying they do have the resources, but
> that statement sounds rather final for the first version of a GLEP.
>
>
> Executive summary (+ some more opinion):
> The whole glep is very vague, please be a bit more specific.

that is intentional to allow usage of it in any cases it might be
needed and not just in one special case.

> Also, there really should be a good reason to introduce a new class of
> "official Gentoo people with extra permissions" as well as a
> difference to the ATs. Currently contributor and AT seem to have both
> the same requirements and permissions.

honestly I do not care much - I just want the result: bugzilla editing
permissions for one guy I work with in sunrise
If you can show me an easier way to get it done please tell so. I
tried to contact devrel before and that communication ended in that I
should write a GLEP, so here you have it.

Regards,
Stefan
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