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

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 17:30:39 UTC 2018

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

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


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

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