couchdb-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Committer nominations welcome
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:29:32 GMT
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

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message