Re: Minutes of the GNOME Foundation Board meeting 28 November 2000

Havoc Pennington wrote:
...One reason Miguel wanted the Sourceforge software was ACLs.
However a number of problems with using that software were also
brought up.
I don't have an opinion on ACLs, but I do want to point out that the lack of ACLs was used by Nat Friedman in the Foundation's Charter as a shining example of GNOME's Openness (our first "principle):
The openness of GNOME has always been a point of pride for us, and an important characteristic which distinguishes us from many of
the other open source projects out there. Anyone can become a contributor, write access to our CVS does not involve trial by fire or
other masonic rituals, we don't use Access Control Lists, and we've always been exceedingly good about folding talented newcomers
in our arms and welcoming them to the project. No resume required.

So we'd have to change that if we do decide to have ACLs.

I guess I'm asking that, if we get serious about having ACLs, we first discuss it on Gnome Hackers and keep in mind that it would require a change to the foundation's charter.


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