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From gil portenseigne <gil.portensei...@nereide.fr>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Increase community involvement by enabling contributors to assign themselves to their own issues.
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:28:45 GMT

Good Idea !


Le 30/01/2015 14:13, Pierre Smits a écrit :
> Hi All,
> *Preamble*
> Currently community involvement in the project is good, but like in any
> other other open source project it could be better. And better is more
> favourable than just good or good enough, right?
> The thing is, that many perceive that contributors don't take ownership of
> their own issues in JIRA. They create the issue and at best provide
> comments to further explain and/or add replies to questions? But that is
> that. And the person assigned to the issue is regarded as the one
> responsible for having the issue brought to closure.
> This has led to the situation that we now have approx of 780 open issues,
> of which 600 are unassigned.  Some of which are quite old (pre r10), even
> those with committers assigned.
> But this isn't how it should be. The creator of the issue should be
> regarded as the owner, the persons who brings the issue to closure. And the
> committer should be regarded as the gatekeeper/enabler regarding having
> patches committed and process followed.
> Currently contributors can't be assigned to issues they are willing to work
> on, so that they can take ownership. That contributors can't be assigned to
> a JIRA issue, is due to the fact that they don't have the proper role set.
> In stead of being identified with the role 'Contributor Project Role', they
> are treated as 'Any Registered User' (in accordance with the standard
> permissions scheme for JIRA, see
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/INFRA/Role+Based+JIRA+Authorization
> ).
> *Improvement (the proposal)*
> In order to improve this situation and increase community involvement, we
> should assign the 'Contributor Project Role' to recognised contributors
> (see the Contributors page in the wiki:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBADMIN/Apache+OFBiz+Contributors)
> so that they can be assigned to JIRA issues. Also, we should enable
> contributors to be able to assign themselves to their own issues and have
> them take ownership.
> Enabling contributors to take ownership of JIRA issues will enable the
> project to identify the more active community members more easily (as
> opposed to those who fire and forget) and get more issues assigned and
> closed, but it also helps lessening the burden on committers.
> Infrastructure has already such a construct  in place to enable project
> contributors to do more (see
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/INFRA/Role+Based+JIRA+Authorization,
> the *Default plus Contributor Assign Permission Scheme*).
> What do you think?
> Best regards,
> Pierre Smits
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