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

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 12:27:20 UTC 2018

On 24 April 2018 at 20:14, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch> wrote:
> 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.
See the "Developer git Access" section in [1]. FWIW I prefer the
wording used in this patch and the CoC reference is a big plus.


[1] https://www.mesa3d.org/repository.html

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