[TYPO3-core] Re: Re: Re: Active Contributors, Core Team Meeting Nürnberg

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Mon May 13 15:13:42 CEST 2013


On 13-5-2013 13:30, Oliver Hader wrote:
> Am 13.05.13 12:52, schrieb Dmitry Dulepov:
>> Secondly, for me "Active
>> Contributor" is very different from the "Core team member".
> Sure, "Active Contributor" is different to prior "Core Team Member"
> since it's based on activity and trust. This was the basic intention of
> implementing the restructuring process.

I agree with Dmitry and have tried to express this a few times before.
"Active Contributor" sounds more like a label for someone who has pushed 
N patches in the last couple of months. As soon as the number drops 
below a certain limit the label would be removed.
There is nothing of trust and responsibility in the term. There is 
nothing about being part of a team, merge rights, friendly ghost duties, 
backporting patches, caring for the product and quality in the term.
"Core Team Member" may have more 'status' in the term, but I personally 
don't care about that. It does say that you're part of a team. 
Membership usually comes with rights, duties and responsibilities.

For me it's not about having any status or a nice label. The terms 
should communicate the correct message to the outside world. In posts in 
forum/lists, in the bugtracker, such a label could (and should) 
communicate the role of a person in a community. The term "Active 
Contributor" only tells me that the person actively contributes 
something; nothing more, nothing less. To others (at least to those who 
came up with the term) it seems to communicate 'trust'.

Jigal van Hemert
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