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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Write up the project governance process



On Tue, Feb 04, 2014 at 07:56:12AM +0100, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 06:30:24PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > The project has historically operated as a meritocratic
> > consensus based community. Formally document what has
> > always been an unwritten assumption amongst the community
> > participants. Also include an explicit code of conduct
> > to prempt any potential, but unlikely, future problems.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
> > ---
> >  docs/governance.html.in | 292 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 292 insertions(+)
> >  create mode 100644 docs/governance.html.in
> >
> > At FOSDEM this past weekend I was asked what the libvirt
> > governance process was. While I believe our community
> > members already understand all this, and it can be infered
> > from behaviour on lists, it will help future new contributors
> > to understand how we operate if we actually document it.
> > This is likely to be particularly helpful for other companies
> > wondering how to get involved in the libvirt project.
> >
> > diff --git a/docs/governance.html.in b/docs/governance.html.in
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..8bc4e51
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/docs/governance.html.in
> [...]
> > +    <p>
> > +      Being a committer is a privilege, not a right. In exceptional
> > +      circumstances, the privilege may be removed from an active
> > +      contributor. Such decisions will be taken based on "rough
> > +      consensus" amongst other committers. In the event that a committer
> > +      is no longer able to participate in the project, after some period
> > +      of inactivity passes, they may be asked to confirm that they wish
> > +      to retain their rights as a committer.
> 
> This will probably sound as a huge nit-picking, but using "rights as a
> committer" at the end of the same paragraph which started "Being a
> committer is a privilege, not a right." sounds a bit misleading to me.

Yes, you are right. I've changed the phrase 'rights as a committer' to
be 'role as a committer'

Daniel
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