The Process in Brief
- It's expected that aspiring committers will earn the trust of the community by participating in our discussions and submitting clear, well-written patches for review.
- A potential new committer is nominated by a member of the community. This should be done publicly on the fluid-work mailing list.
- Current committers vote privately on the nomination. A private, moderated mailing list, committers, has been be set up for this purpose. Typical voting rules apply: +1 for agreement; if you vote -1, please include a rationale.
- Not everyone is required to vote, but if you know the nominee's work and code, you are encouraged to vote. Non-votes will be treated as 0.
- The voting period will last for a minimum of a week, or until all current committers have voted.
- If a nomination is denied, a member of the committers group will provide an explanation and coach the candidate on how they may earn commit access in the future.
- If the committer is accepted, they will be given an SVN account and will be subscribed to the commits mailing list. The commits list is public and archived.