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Adding or removing a Committer is governed by the ONAP Technical Community Document. It has the official language and specific details that must be adhered to.   What is listed here is simply a process overview and not considered authoritative.   

The technical process to add or remove a Committer is automated. Please see Committer Management Automation via INFO.yaml for the HOW-TO

The administrative processes to add or remove a Committer can take several forms

When a new ONAP project is proposed the initial list of Committers for the project must be provided as part of the New Project Proposals template.   The specific version of the Proposal at the time the Project is approved by the TSC defines the actual list of Committers approved for that project when it launches. 

Adding a Committer

  • Community Driven

    • The existing Committers vote for a member of the community to be promoted based upon a significant contribution to the project over an extended period of time 
    • The PTL fills in the Committer Promotion Template and moves it under their project's wiki hierarchy after saving it.

    • The PTL follows the technical process to add the Committer

  • TSC Driven

    • Under exceptional circumstances the TSC may intervene to add new Committers to a project.  Typically this is done only when something extreme occurs such as company wide layoffs which have greatly impacted the Committer pool and the PTL. When this happens a helpdesk ticket is usually required for RelEng assistance in making the necessary technical changes. 

Removing a Committer:

  • Voluntarily

    • Any Committer can step down by informing the PTL and cc the onap-tsc list.  All that is required in this situation is for the PTL to follow the technical process for any impacted repositories.  

  • Involuntary

    • Inactivity

      • A PTL can remove a Committer for a demonstrated failure to perform their duties for an extended period of time of 6 months or more.   All that is required is for the PTL to send an email to the onap-tsc list stating that the person is being removed due to inactivity and then follow the technical process for any impacted repos.  Committer lists are often scrubbed by PTLs at the start of a new release cycle just because that is a convenient time to take stock of where a particular project community stands with regards to engagement and participation.  
    • Vote of the sitting Committers

      • A Committer can be removed by a 2/3rds vote of the sitting Committers. The PTL must send an email to the onap-tsc list stating that the person is being removed, along with documentation in the form of an email thread or meeting minutes and then follow the technical process for any impacted repos.
    • Action by the PTL

      • The PTL can ask the TSC for a Committer to be removed if the Committer has proven to be disruptive to the project in the performance of his/her duties. Documentation in the form of an email thread or meeting minutes is required.  If the request is granted the PTL needs to then follow the technical process for any impacted repos.
    • Action by the TSC

      • Under exceptional circumstances the TSC intervene to remove a Committer. Typically this is done only when the existing PTL has been let go by their company and/or they have become non-responsive to the needs of the community. When this happens a helpdesk ticket is usually required for RelEng assistance in making the necessary technical changes.