[Mesa-dev] [PATCH i-g-t] [RFC] CONTRIBUTING: commit rights docs

Daniel Vetter daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch
Tue Apr 24 19:14:12 UTC 2018

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 April 2018 at 11:00, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch> wrote:
>> This tries to align with the X.org communities's long-standing
>> tradition of trying to be an inclusive community and handing out
>> commit rights fairly freely.
>> We also tend to not revoke commit rights for people no longer
>> regularly active in a given project, as long as they're still part of
>> the larger community.
>> Finally make sure that commit rights, like anything happening on fd.o
>> infrastructre, is subject to the fd.o's Code of Conduct.
>> v2: Point at MAINTAINERS for contact info (Daniel S.)
>> v3:
>> - Make it clear that commit rights are voluntary and that committers
>>   need to acknowledge positively when they're nominated by someone
>>   else (Keith).
>> - Encourage committers to drop their commit rights when they're no
>>   longer active, and make it clear they'll get readded (Keith).
>> - Add a line that maintainers and committers should actively nominate
>>   new committers (me).
>> v4: Typo (Petri).
>> v5: Typo (Sean).
>> v6: Wording clarifications and spelling (Jani).
>> v7: Require an explicit commitment to the documented merge criteria
>> and rules, instead of just the implied one through the Code of Conduct
>> threat (Jani).
>> Acked-by: Alex Deucher <alexander.deucher at amd.com>
>> Acked-by: Arkadiusz Hiler <arkadiusz.hiler at intel.com>
>> Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
>> Acked-by: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
>> Acked-by: Gustavo Padovan <gustavo at padovan.org>
>> Acked-by: Petri Latvala <petri.latvala at intel.com>
>> Cc: Alex Deucher <alexander.deucher at amd.com>
>> Cc: Arkadiusz Hiler <arkadiusz.hiler at intel.com>
>> Cc: Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net>
>> Cc: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
>> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
>> Cc: Gustavo Padovan <gustavo at padovan.org>
>> Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
>> Cc: Joonas Lahtinen <joonas.lahtinen at linux.intel.com>
>> Cc: Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com>
>> Cc: Kenneth Graunke <kenneth at whitecape.org>
>> Cc: Kristian H. Kristensen <hoegsberg at google.com>
>> Cc: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst at linux.intel.com>
>> Cc: Petri Latvala <petri.latvala at intel.com>
>> Cc: Rodrigo Vivi <rodrigo.vivi at intel.com>
>> Cc: Sean Paul <seanpaul at chromium.org>
>> Reviewed-by: Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
>> ---
>> If you wonder about the wide distribution list for an igt patch: I'd
>> like to start a discussions about x.org community norms around commit
>> rights at large, at least for all the shared repos. I plan to propose
>> the same text for drm-misc and libdrm too, and hopefully others like
>> mesa/xserver/wayland would follow.
> I think the idea is pretty good, simply highlighting some bits.
> What you've outlined in this patch has been in practise for many years:
>  a) undocumented, applicable to most xorg projects [1]
>  b) documented, mesa

Hm, I chatted with a few mesa devs about this, and I wasn't aware
there's explicit documentation for mesa. Where is it? I'd very much
want to align as much as we can.

> IMHO having this explicitly documented and others
> (wayland/weston/wayland-protocols and xserver repos) following suite
> is a big plus.

Yeah, that's the idea. Hence plenty of Cc: for this igt patch.

> Emil
> [1] As in all of https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg but xserver

Daniel Vetter
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