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Subject: Re: [boost] [announcement] GitHub permission changes
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-23 13:51:37

On May 23, 2016 6:46 AM, "Daniel Pfeifer" <daniel.pfeifer_at_[hidden]>
> Hi all,
> GitHub finally allows us to set permissions on the level of granularity
that we always wanted.
> When we moved to GitHub, we received many request like "can I please get
admin rights to my repository?" We wanted to do that, but it just was not
possible. As a workaround, we have created a team per repository and many
of those teams had just one member. That way, we could at least give you
write access to individual repositories. Not quite what you requested, but
at least something.
> Anyway, it is now possible to set permissions on a per repository level.
I have started to delete the teams with a single member and added the
member as the owner of the repository.
> How do those changes affect you? As the owner of a repository you have
write access as before, but you can also add collaborators, modify the
repository descriptions, enable/disable issue tracking and wiki, and so
> I will continue this cleanup soon, but I need your input. For teams with
multiple members, I don't know whether you want to share ownership or
whether you prefer to have a single owner and additional contributors.
Please create new issues for that matter:

That's good news. Thanks for spearheading this, Daniel!


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