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Re: [] Ability to assign git issues to non-committers

I like the idea. Everything that can help projects to be more attractive to contributors is always a big win.

I think the main limitation here is tooling. On the GitHub side, a non-committer can be assigned to a github issue iif they are external-collaborator on the repo (read-only access is enough). 

The Eclipse Foundation does not grant projects the permission to edit the list of collaborators. The projects teams are set by some Foundation tooling based on the project committers lists. 

To make it work, the Foundation would need to provide some tooling (PMI?), so that projects member could set an Eclipse account as a collaborator to a project, and the tooling would define the associated github account as a external-collaborator on corresponding github repos automatically. Defining this "collaborator" relationship on the EF side makes sense as the collaborator will eventually require an Eclipse account to sign the ECA.

I guess that for such a thing to be planned, the first step is to open a bug on


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Le 11 nov. 2018 à 23:04, Nanivadekar, Nikhil <Nikhil.Nanivadekar@xxxxxx> a écrit :

+ 1 on this.
We just had 3 PRs raised by 3 different contributors, 1 of them is a committer and 2 of them are non-committers. This leads to bad contributor experience. I did not realize that this was a GitHub specific setting, but rather a default behavior.
It will be super helpful if we could let the committers assign issues to non-committers.
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Dear all,
In MicroProfile community, a few people expressed their frustration on the fact that it is impossible to assign any git issues to non MicroProfile committers. I am sure we are not alone. I thought to bring this for wider discussion on some possible solutions. Thoughts?

Emily Jiang

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