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RE: Request to move the test repositories to Github

From: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:36:25 +0000
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
CC: "public-test-infra@w3.org" <public-test-infra@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0A605FCDA3A4DC45A98B0DDD1C5351A7037835B6@TK5EX14MBXW603.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
I'm not opposed in general to this, though I do think the license issue is a blocker and will need to be addressed.
Plh  could you talk to Ringo on what the license would be to have test submitted on github vs the w3c HG server?

-Thx

-----Original Message-----
From: James Graham [mailto:jgraham@opera.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:20 AM
To: Tobie Langel
Cc: public-test-infra@w3.org
Subject: Re: Request to move the test repositories to Github

On Wed, 8 Aug 2012, Tobie Langel wrote:

> On 8/8/12 6:31 PM, "Kris Krueger" <krisk@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> There IP and license concerns that would have to be addressed.
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/testgrants2-200409/
>> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/03-bsd-license.html
>> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-license.html
>
> To allow for content to be forked or to pull in contributions?

Right, I don't know quite what the specific concern here is, but other projects use github that require a CLA before contributing (e.g. Django), so it seems that in practice one can successfully use the github model and require license agreements to be filled in before contributions are accepted.

Indeed it might be possible to set up the repo to reject commits from people not on a W3C-maintained whitelist.

>> There are members of the w3c that won't sign up to just go look at 
>> random open source code on GitHub.

I don't really understand this objection. They would sign up to contribute tests to the testsuite. They would be free to assiduously ignore everything else on github.
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:37:05 UTC

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