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Re: Automating hosted projects?



On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 15:29 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009, Mike wrote:
> 
> > I can confirm that google-code is automated.  I have one project hosted there.
> >
> > do you think a "happy medium" would work?
> > set it up for "instant access" to "owner" but review by Fedora Infrastructure is required
> > before read only and/or read write repositories are opened?
> >
> 
> I think it's time to chime in on this.  I'm generally 100% for self
> service but in this case I like the way we have it now.  Especially until
> a reaping policy can be put in place that people won't flip their lids
> about.
> 
> As far as I'm concerned, Fedora Hosted is not a place for fly by night
> vaporware and I think having this manual process prevents it a bit.
> Having to create a ticket, having to respond when we ask questions, etc,
> shows they have at least the commitment to create the project and wait for
> it.  Does it have its downsides?  Yes, you have to wait a little bit.
> But this is supposed to be a high quality hosting setup, the cost is a bit
> of time.
> 
> Additionally I like the personal touch of having to interact with someone
> to actually get this done.  To me it feels more like a partnership, there
> actually is someone on the other end of this stuff, its not just some
> large souless machine.  If they've got problems they know exactly where to
> go.
> 
> -1 from me unless someone can give me a clear benefit from the views of
> Fedora, (and no, making stuff up doesn't count, do research, draw a
> conclusion, send your proposition to the list)
> 
> 	-Mike

As one of the initial creators of the Fedora Hosted offerings, I have to
agree with Mike McGrath here.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
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