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Subject: Re: [virtio] clarification regarding Ballot: "move specification development to git"

[Re-send, in the hope that there was only a temporary problem at oasis...]

On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 02:09:26 +0300
"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> With regards to the ongoing ballot for moving development to git,
> the following was pointed out to me:
> github is not just git hosting. It also adds ability to add feedback
> in the form of comments, issues, pull requests, etc.
> The online OASIS documentation explains that while substantive repo contributions
> come only from TC members, public feedback may be posted on github.
> The static immutable policy files in each repository further clarify the terms
> for contributing, and applicarbility of the OASIS Feedback License to any such
> public comment [2], [3]
> [1] Public Feedback
> https://www.oasis-open.org/resources/tcadmin/
> github-repositories-for-oasis-tc-members-chartered-work#
> contributionsAndFeedback
> https://github.com/oasis-tcs/odata-openapi/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
> https://github.com/oasis-tcs/odata-openapi/blob/master/LICENSE.md
> Please note that this policy is static which is slightly different from
> contributing patches on the mailing list where the contributor is made
> to click through on a form about agreeing to the IPR policy.
> I am not sure what is the best way to handle such feedback.  For
> example, I consider github pull requests generally not well formatted.
> I suggest that we focus on maintaing the spec itself in git, and look at
> this problem if and when we get feedback through these means.

Can we note somewhere that we prefer to get feedback through the
mailing list?

With the popularity of github, we will have to deal with contributions
through that path sooner or later, though. My take is to just wait and
see what comes and maybe gently push people towards the mailing list...

> However, in case other TC members feel differently, please answer on
> the mailing list, or (if you are a voting member) vote on the ballot.

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