@Chad says on wikitech-l:
I agree, having to request is problematic. The main reason this happened is that Gerrit has always made it easier to screw up than do it right when creating your project (it's not just that you *can* screw up, but that the defaults *encourage* a non-admin to screw up).
If it was the mediawiki-core group, that might scale. It's a far smaller group. The whole thing is rather silly I'm afraid as I've never scaled this process out beyond Christian [@QChris] and myself really.
I think this should be a much *much* larger group in Phabricator than we've done in Gerrit. It's much harder to screw yourself over.
Permissions to be defined (please correct / fine tune if needed):
- Who can initially import existing repos (Gerrit, SVN, GitHub) and how to join this group.
- Who can initially create new repos and how to join this group.