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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Animesh Chaturvedi as a committer
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:40:05 GMT
Comittership is a bestowal of trust on an individual on behalf of the
project. It is awarded to people who have shown sustained positive
contributions to the project, code or no code. Don't get too hung up on the
code aspect.


On 22 February 2013 22:30, Jessica Tomechak <jessica.tomechak@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:45 AM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2013, at 01:01 AM, Rohit Yadav wrote:
> >
> > > While this is the first time a proposal was made public, I had to
> > > rant, the toughest email I had to write, but anyway you should ignore
> > > it:
> >
> > I'd also point out, this isn't something that we dreamed up specifically
> > for CloudStack - we're following Apache practices here. It's worth
> > researching whether something is CloudStack-specific or an Apache
> > process before holding other folks feet to the fire about the way
> > they're doing things.
> >
> > These are the Apache guidelines for voting on committers:
> > http://community.apache.org/newcommitter.html
> >
> > AFAIK, individual projects (and certainly not incubating projects) are
> > not free to disregard these practices.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > jzb
> > --
> > Joe Brockmeier
> > jzb@zonker.net
> > Twitter: @jzb
> > http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
> >
>
>
> Totally agreed about all Animesh's awesome contributions. But I have a
> "this is my first open-source project" question.
>
> I searched Reviewboard and don't see any patches from Animesh. Why would
> someone who doesn't write code need to be a committer?
>
> I read the Apache "committers" docs [1][2] and they mention a few
> "back-office" things committers can do, but they pretty much assume that
> writing code is the main reason to be a committer.
>
> Again: totally agreed about Animesh's awesome contributions. Maybe Animesh
> has written tons of code for the project which I've overlooked, in which
> case I apologize. I'm still curious about what else committers can do.
>
> [1] http://community.apache.org/committers/index.html
> [2] http://www.apache.org/dev/new-committers-guide.html
>
> Jessica T.
>



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