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From Dominic Barnes <domi...@dbarnes.info>
Subject Re: Committer nominations welcome
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:22:07 GMT
I would love to contribute to Fauxton. (I've learned some Erlang but don't
feel proficient yet)  I love CouchDB and I'd like to contribute right away.
:)

- Dominic Barnes


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 2:08 AM, Garren Smith <gs@redcometlabs.com> wrote:

> Another way that you can contribute is to help us with Fauxton. Fauxton is
> all javascript, css and html so no Erlang required.
> If you are interested in contributing let us know and we can walk you
> through the code and get you started.
> There is plenty of low hanging fruit to get you started.
>
> Garren
>
> On 09 Mar 2013, at 11:01 PM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Dear community,
> >
> > I believe we have done a poor job of recognising merit in this project.
> As
> > a PMC member, I would like to apologise to you for that. Over the course
> of
> > this year, I hope to rectify the situation. But I need your help.
> >
> > I would like to invite the whole community to start making committer
> > nominations to the PMC.
> >
> > The sorts of things we're looking for:
> >
> > * Ability to work co-operatively with peers
> > * Ability to mentor others
> > * An understanding of community
> > * Positive, helpful attitude
> > * Repeated contribution to the project
> >
> > Committers do not have to be coders, despite the title. A committer is
> > someone with recognised merit within the community. That's the long and
> > short of it. Naturally, being a software project, most committers are
> also
> > coders.
> >
> > But you can earn your commit bit by:
> >
> > * Doing QA work
> > * Helping out on JIRA, doing triage
> > * Helping people out on the mailing lists or on IRC
> > * Contributing to the wiki or docs
> > * Blogging, organising meet-ups, or giving presentations
> > * Doing community out-reach or evangelism
> >
> > And, of course, submitting patches is good too... But is by no means
> > required!
> >
> > So, please ask yourself:
> >
> > * Is there someone who's helped you out before, or who is doing a lot of
> > good work, who isn't currently a committer? If so, please send an email
> to
> > private@couchdb.apache.org and tell us why you think they should be a
> > committer.
> >
> > * Are you put off because you don't know Erlang? Me too! I've not written
> > a single line of Erlang for CouchDB, and I've been a committer for half a
> > decade. See the next bit of this email...
> >
> > If you are interested in learning, we have the
> > erlang@couchdb.apache.orglist. That is a dedicated resource for people
> > wanting to learn Erlang with
> > CouchDB. The core devs are here to take you through the code, and get you
> > started.
> >
> > But if you're not interested in learning Erlang, do any of the other
> areas
> > of contribution sound like your thing?
> >
> > Great! Let us know about it. Or better yet, just start doing it. There is
> > no need to check with anybody before you start doing something. Just
> post a
> > note to this list with an outline of what you propose to do, and then
> start
> > doing it. If people have a problem, they will speak up.
> >
> > This is how I try to operate. I get an idea about something which would
> be
> > good for the project (like this email) and I just do it and hope it
> doesn't
> > upset anyone. There is no special status needed to do this. We can all do
> > it! The only thing a committer can do that a non-committer can't do is
> > check code directly into the repository.
> >
> > Everything else is wide open... So what are you waiting for? ;)
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > NS
>
>

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