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Re: [ee4j-community] Initial Committer Lists & Project Meritocracy

We tried to be careful creating initial committers lists, but we are humans and can make mistakes. :)
If someone supposed to be there, but not included, please add a comment to a proposal or contact PMC or me directly. We will discuss it on the following PMC meeting and make a decision. All projects proposals are on public review now. This is right time to address this kind of issues.

We included people in initial committers lists using the following rules:

1. GitHub project committers with 5+ commits. Committers who didnât expose email address on GitHub were NOT added. Email must be filled to add a committer. It may be an issue. To get added, see above.
2. EG members are NOT added automatically. They are added only if they had 5+ commits. All APIs are already released which assumes all EGs disbanded. Again, if someone from EG wants to join as initial committer, see above.
3. There are a bunch of initial committers from vendors which will support projects in future.


On 3 Dec 2017, at 16:19, John D. Ament <john.d.ament@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I want to raise a comment on one of the proposals to this group, to make sure its not lost and see if PMC members or other committers have any comments on it.

Mark Thomas raised a comment about Initial Committers, and how they seem to be missing some Expert Group members: https://projects.eclipse.org/comment/252#comment-252

I'm wondering, as well, are expert group members encouraged to sign up?  Should they be explicitly solicited to join the projects?

Likewise, for the RI projects, how are the initial committers gathered?  As a for instance, if I compare the OpenMQ contributor list and initial committers:

They seem to be misaligned.  In other organizations, I recommend new projects to limit initial committers to those who are actively working on the project, and work on community building to add potential new contributors to the project after the fact; typically after they've established a level of meritocracy on the project.

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