Islandora is open source and released under MIT and GPLv2 licenses. The software and associated documentation is developed collectively by a community of contributors and committers. All interested community members are encouraged to contribute to the project. Contributors who demonstrate sustained engagement with the project through quality participation in meetings, mailing lists, documentation and code updates can be nominated by existing committers to also become a committers. It should be emphasized that committers need not be limited to software developers. Community members with skills in documentation and testing, for example, can also be committers. We maintain a separate list of Islandora Legacy Committers.
Committers share the following rights:
- Write access to the codebase
- Nomination privileges of new committers
- Release management privileges
- Binding votes on procedural, code modification, and release issues
- Access to the private committers mailing list
Committers share the following responsibilities:
- Monitor and respond to project mailing lists
- Attend project and technical meetings
- Monitor and vet bug-tracker issues
- Review and commit code contributions
- Ensure code contributions are properly licensed
- Guide and mentor new committers
The following is an alphabetized list of the current Islandora committers:
|Bryan Brown||Florida State University||bryjbrown|
|Debbie Flitner||Arizona State University||dflitner|
|Mark Jordan||Simon Fraser University||mjordan|
|Danny Lamb||Islandora Foundation||dannylamb|
|Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan||University of Toronto Scarborough||natkeeran|
|Rosie Le Faive||University of Prince Edward Island||rosiel|
|Alexander O'Neill||University of Prince Edward Island||alxp|
|Bethany Seeger||Johns Hopkins University||bseeger|
|Seth Shaw||University of Nevada, Las Vegas||seth-shaw-unlv|
|Alan Stanley||Agile Humanities||ajstanley|
|Jared Whiklo||University of Manitoba||whikloj|
|Eli Zoller||Arizona State University||elizoller|
The following is an alphabetized list of the prior Islandora committers:
|Aaron Coburn||Amherst College|
|Nick Ruest||York University|
Guidelines for assessing new candidates for committership¶
When a contributor is nominated to become a committer, the following guidelines should be used by existing committers to evaluate the nominee's suitability.
Ability to work cooperatively with peers¶
How do we evaluate? By the interactions they have through mail. By how they respond to criticism. By how they participate in decision-making process.
Ability to be a mentor¶
How do we evaluate? By the interactions they have through mail. By how clear they are and how willing they are to point at appropriate background materials (or even create them).
How do we evaluate? By the interactions they have through mail. Do they help to answer questions raised on the mailing list; do they show a helpful attitude and respect for other's ideas.
How do we evaluate? By time, by sticking through tough issues, by helping on not-so-fun tasks as well.
How do we evaluate? A solid general understanding of the project. Quality of discussion in mail. Patches (where applicable) easy to apply with only a cursory review.
New Committer Process¶
This section describes the process for handling the voting of a new committer.
- Call a vote (templates/committerVote.txt)
- Close a vote (templates/closeCommitterVote.txt)
- Invite the new committer (templates/committerInvite.txt), if no CLA is on file (templates/committerInviteCLA.txt)
If they accept, then do:
- Add to the Islandora Committer team of the Github Islandora organization.
- Add to Committer team of GitHub Islandora-Labs organization
- Add to islandora-committers google-group
- Add to committers wiki page: Islandora Committers (this page)
- Announce the new committer (template/committerAnnounce.txt)