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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Kudu incubator proposal
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:33:58 GMT
>
>
> > Hi Atri,
> >
> > Thanks for the interest! Following the example of other recent incubator
> > projects, we would like to keep the initial committer list to those who
> are
> > already have a track record of contributions to the project. We'd love to
> > have you involved as a contributor during incubation, and of course would
> > be glad to add you as a committer after you've become a regular
> contributor.
>
> Considering that the project has been closed-sourced until very recently
> such
> "following" would surely create pretty high entry barrier for new
> committers.
> Which of course would be a concern, from the community growth perspective.
>

Sure, I expect the IPMC and our mentors to hold us to reasonable
expectations during incubation.

For now, I think "meritocracy" should be followed -- when contributors
demonstrate sufficient merit, we can add them as committers. Note that
there are plenty of my coworkers who have made small contributions in the
past, and they aren't listed as contributors either.

Todd
-- 
Todd Lipcon
Software Engineer, Cloudera

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