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The Process in Brief

  1. A potential new committer is nominated by a member of the community. This should be done publicly on the fluid-work mailing list.
  2. 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.
  3. An informal consensus is required. Not everyone is required to vote, but if you know the nominee's work and code, you are encouraged to vote.
  4. The voting period will last for a minimum of a week, or until all current committers have voted.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Responsibilities of Commit Access

Commit access to the Fluid Project repository is a responsibility. Committers agree to:

  • Remain subscribed to the commits mailing list.
  • Communicate their progress, designs, and intentions publicly to the fluid-work mailing list.
  • Review and comment constructively on code in your area of expertise.
  • Vote on new committers whose work your are familiar with.
  • Respect boundaries: commit access to the Fluid repository is global. Use it wisely and ask first. Don't commit code to an area that someone else is working on without talking with them about it first.
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