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[] Eclipse Committers April 2023 Office Hours: "AI and contribution"

Greetings Committers!

Our April 2023 office hours will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 1330h GMT (0930 EDT).

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Meeting ID: 846 3894 5339

Attendance at these sessions is optional. We use the metaphor of "office hours": we set aside some time every month to make the EMO team available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns related to your responsibilities as a committer. To keep things interesting, we start each session with a short presentation on a topic that we believe will be of interest to you as a committer.

We record the presentation portion of each session and post that recording on the Eclipse Project Team's Calendar page (recording of all of our past session are there now). We do not record or minute the Q&A portion (though we do open issues related to the topics discussed). The calendar on the calendar page has sharing links.

The seed topic for this discussion will be AI and contribution, with the goal to starting a conversation about what our policy/position should be with regard to how we deal with contributions of content generated by an AI.

In a short presentation, I'll quickly walk through some scenarios with an intention of seeding a discussion to solicit your concerns, discuss things that we need to think about, and discover what you think that we as a community should do to support AI-assisted software development in open source. 

Note that our current policy is that we do not accept contributions generated by an AI as doing so is--at least--in conflict with the ECA/DCO (note that an AI cannot sign the ECA).

I hope that you can attend. Naturally, we'll open an issue so that you can still have an opportunity to monitor and/or participate in the discussion that follows.

As always, you can bring questions that are unrelated to the seed topic to this session.

While I have your attention, if you have not already done so, please complete the Eclipse Committer Satisfaction Survey. The survey should only take you about 15 minutes and it will be open until April 28.


Wayne Beaton

Director of Open Source Projects | Eclipse Foundation

My working day may not be your working day! Please don’t feel obliged to read or reply to this e-mail outside of your normal working hours.

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