[zeromq-dev] Felix Geisendörfer's "hack", C4 process

Charles Remes lists at chuckremes.com
Thu Mar 21 15:28:18 CET 2013

I think this is a fantastic idea. One of the other open source projects where I contribute (github.com/rubinius) has had a similar policy in place for the last several years. The project literally has over 100 committers. Their idea was that if you create even one patch (or pull request) that is accepted, then you get a "commit bit" to the repository.

The fear has always been that this would lead to some maliciously committing bad patches or otherwise causing trouble, but those incidents have been very rare in practice.

So, put me down as another supporter for this idea.

On Mar 20, 2013, at 9:34 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> You might have seen Felix's "pull request hack":
> http://felixge.de/2013/03/11/the-pull-request-hack.html
> We've been using something similar (C4) in libzmq and other projects
> for a while.
> Do people have opinion on whether we're enjoying C4, and whether it
> would be good to add contributors to the maintainers team for any
> given project on a more aggressive basis?
> E.g. once you make a patch that people like, you get commit rights
> (meaning you can merge other peoples' patches) automatically.
> -Pieter
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