Groups policy

MattyT matty at
Thu Oct 17 07:43:17 UTC 2002

On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 16:40, Gervase Markham wrote:

> or is it to create a new group for each thing ("canenterbugs" etc.)
> and ask admins to join their new users to all the groups they'd like
> them to have access to (either automatically using the regexp or by
> hand)?

Avoiding this is the whole reason why the concepts of role and group
should be separated, and the idea of "system groups" removed.  If you
have a group, you can say that group gets multiple roles.

We have to think very carefully about tying roles together.  Separate
roles can be customised together, but tied roles cannot be split without
code hacking.

The existing system groups will hopefully be made into roles sometime
before 2.18, but that doesn't mean we can't introduce new roles now. 
Indeed we did exactly that for insiders I believe.

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