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Re: outsider's perspective

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: outsider's perspective
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 09:03:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> No concurrent versioning system with a shared repository, and
> particularly not one that can operate in a client/server mode, can ever
> possibly make any use of ownership, nor even of most permissions bits.
> Ownership information, and most permissions bits, "MUST" always be
> specific to the client and it MUST NOT be dictated by the repository.

I agree. By definition, nobody should ``own'' any file in a project.
Files are there so they can be shared and worked on by many people.
In version control, access control makes sense at the granularity of a
whole project: who gets read access to the whole thing, and who gets
read-write.  A versioned tree is effectively one object.

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