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From Dominic Barnes <domi...@dbarnes.info>
Subject Re: Committer nominations welcome
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:36:58 GMT
How can I get started? Any wiki pages or other resources I can refer to? A
walk-through of the code would be awesome. :)


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:

> This is excellent news Dominic!
>
>
> On 11 March 2013 14:22, Dominic Barnes <dominic@dbarnes.info> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> NS
>

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