I want to manage outsourced contractors to help develop our code. The code sits on Github.
I wish to use a simplified version of this branching model: http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/
For now, the code is not modular, so I cannot hide parts of it from some developers, a la https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3852601/github-branches
I do want to hook up our production and staging servers to a repository, so I need to manage write access to the code repository.
Q1 - does this mean I need an ORGANIZATION account on Github? I'm assuming I do.
Q2 - Would this branching methodology work:
Main repository with the
Contractors (not having write access) will pull from this repository (or fork it?).
When they are done with a task, they will send a pull-request via the site.
Q2A - does this mean I will not have the ability to track task branches in my repository?
Q2B - how will the integration process work? Do I need to assign a new team, called integrators? Will they pull the completed tasks to the integration branch of the main repository, test it and if good merge to the master branch?
Q3 - Is there a better model?
EDIT - I trust these developers with my code (with regards to secracy). I do not trust them to decide when a feature is ready for production, or which fixes go into the next release.