source: trunk/doc/guide/xml/project/membership.xml @ 17429

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Submitted by: jmpp@
Reviewed by: jberry@

Addition of a new "Project Membership" chapter to the online guide, as a response
to the points raised on the "What should I do?" thread on the main user list.

To all those reading this commit, please do feel free to read the new addition
and suggest improvements/fixes as you see fit, consider this just a first draft
(please do pay close attentio to xml syntax, as I only learned it as I typed along).

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
2<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
3                "">
4<chapter id="membership">
5        <chapterinfo>
6                <keywordset>
7                        <keyword>
8                                committer
9                        </keyword>
10                        <keyword>
12                        </keyword>
13                </keywordset>
14        </chapterinfo>
15        <title>DarwinPorts membership</title> 
16        <sect1>
17                <title>Becoming a DarwinPorts committer</title>
19                <para>Becoming a member of the DarwinPorts project with commit access
20                to our CVS repository is pretty much a matter of involvement in any of
21                the project areas and the record you can establish thereof. We encourage
22                any developer and/or volunteer to apply for a CVS account if certain simple
23                requirements are met:</para>
25                <variablelist>
26                        <varlistentry id='list'>
27                                <term>
28                                        Involvement on the List:
29                                </term>
30                                <listitem>
31                                        <para>One key attribute of any DarwinPorts committer must be
32                                        enthusiasm for the project, so therefore we appreciate applicants
33                                        who've shown their involvement through active participation
34                                        on the <ulink url="">main user list</ulink>,
35                                        either through general user support and/or project roadmap discussion
36                                        and brainstorming.</para>
37                                </listitem>
38                        </varlistentry>
39                        <varlistentry id='contributions'>
40                                <term>
41                                        Contribution record:
42                                </term>
43                                <listitem>
44                                        <para>If applying for access to the "dports" section of the project,
45                                        an established record as a maintainer of already existing ports is
46                                        preferable. This can be accomplished either through the inheritance
47                                        of abandoned ports (those with the sole darwinports [at] opendarwin DOT org
48                                        maintainer address) or through writing your own from scratch. If instead
49                                        you plan to apply to any other area, like "base" or "www", contributions
50                                        in the form of patches that can vouch for your skills on the aspects you
51                                        plan to help with are certainly a big plus. In all cases, submissions to
52                                        the project should be processed per the instructions detailed on the
53                                        <ulink url="/docs/ch15.html">"DarwinPorts Submissions"</ulink> chapter.</para>
54                                </listitem>
55                        </varlistentry>
56                </variablelist>
58                <para>If you feel you meet and comply with these requirements and wish to
59                become a member of the group to help out personally, do feel free to send
60                a note to the portmgr [at] opendarwin DOT org steering committee explaining
61                your contributions, how long you've been involved and why you'd make a good
62                committer. The sole purpose of said forum is overseeing the general evolution
63                of the project, so they are the ones to turn to for membership requests.</para>
65                <para>For a brief listing of the duties &amp; benefits resulting from holding
66                an OpenDarwin account, along with a short jump start on CVS primaries, read
67                OpenDarwin's <ulink url="">Committer's Guide</ulink>
68                for account applicants. The <ulink url="">New Committer's Guide</ulink>
69                is also a must read for new comers to become acquainted with our procedures and
70                guidelines.</para>
72        </sect1>
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