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Apache Mesos Committer Candidate Guidelines

This document contains categories of contributions and behaviors relevant to becoming an Apache Mesos committer. As a committer candidate you can use these guidelines to gauge what you have achieved so far. Neither is this an exhaustive list nor do all categories need to be addressed, since there can be reasonably diverse committer profiles. But some categories are always crucial to have covered, e.g., writing high quality source code and performing meaningful code reviews.

For your reference, this is the template committers usually use when they nominate cadidates.

  • Understanding of the Apache philosophy (The Apache Way).

  • Understanding of the Mesos project’s goals.

  • Commitment to the Mesos project.

  • Knowledge and activity breadth and depth in the Mesos project.

  • Can the candidate be trusted to act the right way outside of known areas where they have already demonstrated committer-level expertise and behavior?

  • High quality source code.

  • Community participation.

    • IRC
    • dev mailing list
    • user mailing list
    • JIRA comments
    • Stack Overflow
    • Quora
    • Developer Community Sync Meetings
    • Working groups
    • Helping new contributors
    • Release votes
    • Documentation added
    • Other
  • Presentations at meetups, conferences, etc.

  • Catching functionality and style issues in reviews.

  • Major source code contribution and initiated design documents.

  • Dependability: issues quickly / immediately solved that arose out of own contributions.