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From Steffen Rochel <steffenroc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] - Revisions to Committer Criteria
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:55:01 GMT
+1, great suggestion, thanks Carin!
I'm willing to collaborate to create a draft proposal.
Steffen

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 5:35 AM Carin Meier <carinmeier@gmail.com> wrote:

> Background:
>
> There is a desire to increase the committer pool and grow the community.
> This thread is to discuss the possibility of revision the current committer
> criteria in light of the following goals:
>
> - Make it easier to newcomers to be committers
> - Recognize non-code contributions as paths to committership
> - Open the door to separating levels of committer and PMC (discussed in
> another thread)
>
> Current State:
>
> The current committer criteria is here
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/Becoming+a+Committer as
> is modeled after the Hadoop committer criteria
> https://hadoop.apache.org/committer_criteria.html
>
> Proposal:
>
> Model the MXNet path to committership and PMC after the Apache Beam project
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/
>
> Short quote from page:
>       =================
> An Apache Beam committer…
> <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#an-apache-beam-committer
> >
>
>    - Takes many forms
>    <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#takes-many-forms>
>    - Knows, upholds, and reinforces the Apache Software Foundation code of
>    conduct
>    <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#knows-upholds-and-reinforces-the-apache-software-foundation-code-of-conduct
> >
>    - Knows, upholds, and reinforces the responsibilities of an Apache
>    Software Foundation committer
>    <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#knows-upholds-and-reinforces-the-responsibilities-of-an-apache-software-foundation-committer
> >
>    - Knows, upholds, and reinforces the Beam community’s practices
>    <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#knows-upholds-and-reinforces-the-beam-communitys-practices
> >
>    - =================
>    <
> https://beam.apache.org/contribute/become-a-committer/#knows-upholds-and-reinforces-the-beam-communitys-practices
> >
>
>
> I believe if we merge our current committer criteria with this model it
> will open  the path to committership to a wider pool, acknowledge that
> there are multiple paths, and reinforce the ASF values and
> responsibilities.
>
> The Beam model does not explicitly address a PMC level but we could add it
> in in the same spirit of reinforcing the ASF responsibilities and values of
> this level.
>
> Looking forward to feedback about this possible direction. If the community
> is interested looking more into this direction I would be happy to create
> of first draft of something more concrete to look at - (or if someone else
> wants to take a crack at it too that would be great)
>
> - Carin
>

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