[ckan-committers] SG members in GitHub org

Paul Walsh paul.walsh at okfn.org
Sat Jan 19 18:02:09 UTC 2019

Hi David,

Yes, sure:

the request is about governance for sure, which is a very important issue
for me in general, and also in relation to CKAN. As part of getting access
to some other data (the Google Sheets behind the census as Steven
mentioned), I also checked access to GitHub and saw that (a) there are a
lot of people on the CKAN organisation that I didn't know at what level
they have access, and that (b) several SG members had no access (including
myself, currently on the steering group representing OKI). I did not in any
way think this could be seen as inappropriate, either from the point of
view of the Association (as the Steering Group is part of the governance

On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 18:46, David Read <david.read at hackneyworkshop.com>

> Paul,
> This change goes to the heart of ownership and governance of this open
> project. For full clarity Paul, would you mind answering some further
> questions?
> 1. Has the CKAN Steering Board agreed this action or is this an
> individual request?

I requested it while I was chasing up another request for another Steering
Group member (as detailed in Steven's response). When I found I could not
access these resources (even thought they are in the okfn Google Drive), I
also checked what else around CKAN I could or could not access. I saw I had
no membership on the CKAN organisation on GitHub at all, I asked Adria if
he could add me and others that were missing.

> 2. What is the reason?

As the Steering Group oversees the project governance, it does not seem
controversial that Steering Group members would have access to the
organisation on github.

> 3. Are members of the Steering Board now going to make tech changes
> without the tech team first approving?

No. But why would access lead to that conclusion?



> Regards,
> David
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