Getting CVS write access/Becoming an ATLAS SourceForge developer

In a colossal case of lunacy, the developers of SourceForge decided to allow anyone associated with a SourceForge project full write access to all CVS files. The permissions that can be granted or taken away are the right to administer lists, changes html docs, do file releases, etc. To me, this is a little like having a bank that encrypts your name and password with the best available means, but leaves your money out in open bins on the front lawn.

Normally, I would say the more the merrier in terms of adding people as SourceForge developers. I'd be happy to see hundreds of people associated with the project. On the other hand, I'd be a little scared with having hundreds of people I've never met have full write access to a project as detailed and delicate as ATLAS. CVS has marvelous rollback abilities, but I'm afraid as of right now anyway, I don't have marvelous CVS abilities, and so I tend to err on the side of timidity.

What all this whining is coming down to is, you have to first show me the money before I'll add you as a developer :). When you first begin hacking ATLAS, the method to use is to submit patches or code to the list, and if your submission is incorporated into ATLAS, we can then get you added as a SourceForge developer.

Clint Whaley 2012-07-10