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From Keith Turner <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Do we want contributors assigning to themselves?
Date Thu, 15 May 2014 14:02:27 GMT
Looking at the ticket you linked it seems it easy for infra to make this
change.   As long as its not a hassle for infra I would be in favor of
changing it back.

The problem w/ issues being assigned to people who are not working on them
(it seems this is sparks concern) applies to commiters and contributors.
It seems like a simple solution to that is some documentation on our web
site encouraging people to contact the person a ticket is assigned to if
they are interested in working on it.

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM, Sean Busbey <> wrote:

> We don't have a formal onboarding process for drawing in new contributors,
> but a recent ASF Infra change impacts what I've observed historically.
> Here's what I've seen historically, more or less:
> 1) Someone expresses interest in a ticket
> 2) PMC/committers add them to the list of contributors in jira
> 3) respond to interest informing person of this change and encouraging them
> to assign the ticket to themselves
> 4) work happens on ticket
> 5) review/commit happens eventually
> 6) If contributor wants, added to website
> 7) contributor thanked and encouraged to find more tickets to assign to
> themselves.
> Due to a request from Spark, the ASF Jira got changed to default to not
> allow contributors to assign tickets[1].
> Before I speak for the PMC and file a follow on to change things back, I
> just wanted a gut check that we like the above as a general approach.
> [1]:
> --
> Sean

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