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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Results: ASF Committer Diversity Survey
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:56:06 GMT

On 12/21/16, 9:01 AM, "Rich Bowen" <> wrote:

>On 12/21/2016 08:32 AM, A. Soroka wrote:
>> 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?
>Yes, this was my point exactly. Thanks for articulating. Probably would
>need to combine mlist + commit + tickets + ... other stuff? Some
>communities have active contributors who spend their time answering
>questions on IRC, G+, Facebook, StackOverflow, etc.

That's starting to sound like too much work.  Would be nice to get though,
but a first approximation of mlist + commit should give us a rough idea
for how far off the original 13% response rate number might be.

My 2 cents,

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