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From "A. Soroka" <>
Subject Re: Results: ASF Committer Diversity Survey
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:32:47 GMT
Not to say that this isn't a good first step, but that is definitely not going to capture a
lot of important engagement. At Apache Jena we recently elected an excellent committer who
has never made a single commit. Instead we elected him to recognize his fantastic involvement
with the community answering questions and helping new users.

I'm not sure what to do about that (measurement-wise) but perhaps as a future move, the base
list of committers for a project could be joined against stats from the mailing lists for
that project?

A. Soroka

> On Dec 21, 2016, at 8:22 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> On 12/21/2016 03:09 AM, "Ulrich Stärk" wrote:
>> On Tue, December 20, 2016 17:11, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>> On 12/19/2016 08:36 AM, Sharan F wrote:
>>>> Hello Everyone
>>>> A big thank you to everyone that has helped or participated in getting
>>>> the Committer Diversity Survey out, and also to all the committers that
>>>> responded to the survey. It has been really good to be able to collect
>>>> this information and see what it tells us about our committer base.
>>>> I've loaded the main data and graphs from the survey onto the Community
>>>> Development wiki (see link below)
>>>> In total we received 765 responses (out of a 5861 committer base at the
>>>> time the survey was run) so around a 13% response rate.
>>> It would be useful to pursue Niclas' assertion that most of our
>>> registered committers are inactive. I'd think that if we define
>>> "inactive" in some measurable way, we could determine some actual
>>> numbers around that.
>> Since everything these days is going through LDAP it should be possible to
>> get e.g. last login timestamp. Maybe reach out to infra?
> Sure, if that's our definition of "active". Likewise, if "commit" is our
> definition of "active", that seems easy too. I tend to think that
> "active" is a bit more complex, but either one of those would give us a
> good first estimate.
> -- 
> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon

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