Added a page on policies for pants committers

Review Request #4105 — Created July 21, 2016 and submitted

benjyw, cheister, gmalmquist, jsirois, kwlzn, mateor, molsen, nhoward_tw, patricklaw, stuhood

Documents some policies discussed at the last pants summit

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  1. If you want lots of rewrites, you can hack adding suggestions at

  1. Looks good for content! I just had a few style/grammar nits. Notably, I was taught to refer to people using 'who', not 'that', as the latter can sound dehumanising.

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    Nit: Whitespace at the end of the line.

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    And to PyPI?

    1. No, I was thinking pypi would just be for releasers. Adding new owners to pypi projects is a pain.

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    Phrasing: "It is the responsibility of a Committer to ensure" (there's a superfluous 'is' after 'Committer').

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    Writing style nit: the sentence flows better without the 'that': "the quality of the changes they approve"

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    Style nit: some of these bullets end with periods and some don't. I prefer that they all do :), but either way let's be consistent.

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    s/that/who/ in both places.

    Also whitespace at the end of the line.

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    Typo: s/acetive/active/

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    Is three months what we discussed? Seems a little short maybe?

    1. What do you consider reasonable?

  1. Looks good to me. I would like to soften "Be more substantial than simply fixing typos and updating error message" but don't have any helpful suggestions about how to best do that :)

    1. Decided to just remove it and leave it even more vague. Didn't mean to be offputting.

  1. Thanks Eric!

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    meaty/substantial ? I don't want to insult any vegans...

    1. I agree 'substantial' is a better word.

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    The "committers are then approved" sounds a bit too much like a rubber stamp. It would be good if this made it clear that existing committers reserve the right to reject folks with feedback on how they can improve their behaviour.

    Also, maybe a statement on nomination: "Contributors are then eligible to be nominated by an existing committer"

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    " ensure that the"

    1. I relocated some of the 'that's that Benjy found down to this line.

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    Stu filed an issue, so this is probably better as:

    ...that is part of the 'twitter’ team (being fixed here).

    Or just dropping the parenthetical until such time as #3708 is resolved at which point this bullet can just be changed.

    1. removed the parentetical

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    Reworded this section significantly

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    Added this line

  1. Ship It!
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Status: Closed (submitted)

Change Summary:

Thanks all. Commit cfae8f8e3b3f0d988cdc39429c8ef3831e341a85