On Apr 22, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Behrang Dadsetan wrote:

> Hi!
>  After 8-9 years of admiring Zope and using it now and then, I
> finally got myself to contribute to the grok project. I hope to
> contribute even more in the near and mid-term future.
>  We seem to have an issue with the documentation for becoming an SVN
> Contributor. Here are the steps I followed and the dead-end I got to.
>  Following diverse people's advice, I followed the instructions from
> http://www.zope.org/DevHome/Subversion/ImpatientPeoplesGuideToRequestingCommitPrivileges
>  which basically points to
> http://docs.zope.org/developer/becoming-a-contributor.html
>  I filled out the form, scanned it and mailed the scan to
> foundation-i...@zope.org as mentioned in the contact details of the
> foundation on the 18th of April. Shortly afterwards, I received an
> automated response:
> Subject: Your message to Foundation-Info awaits moderator approval
> [snip]
> The reason it is being held:
>   Message body is too big: 1817623 bytes with a limit of 40 KB
> [snip]
> After this was a lengthy silence. So I followed the next step from
> becoming-a-contributor.html which says to nag Jim Fulton.
> The problem is Jim never heard of this process and never saw my
> initial request. He was suprised the DevHome/ImpatientPeopleGuide..
> was modified.
> Any suggestions what the new process should be? Is the Zope foundation
> now responsible for giving SVN Write access now that the form is about
> sharing copyright with the Foundation? If so, who can one nag within
> the Zope Foundation?
> We need to update the documentation of this procedure once we  
> figured it out :)

Or restore the old documentation until the new process is in place.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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