These are the guidelines for people with commit access to Ansible. Committers are essentially acting as members of the Ansible Core team, although not necessarily as an employee of Ansible and Red Hat. Please read the guidelines before you commit.
These guidelines apply to everyone. At the same time, this ISN’T a process document. So just use good judgement. You’ve been given commit access because we trust your judgement.
That said, use the trust wisely.
If you abuse the trust and break components and builds, etc., the trust level falls and you may be asked not to commit or you may lose access to do so.
As a core team member, you are an integral part of the team that develops the roadmap. Please be engaged, and push for the features and fixes that you want to see. Also keep in mind that Red Hat, as a company, will commit to certain features, fixes, APIs, etc. for various releases. Red Hat, the company, and the Ansible team must get these committed features (etc.) completed and released as scheduled. Obligations to users, the community, and customers must come first. Because of these commitments, a feature you want to develop yourself many not get into a release if it impacts a lot of other parts within Ansible.
Any other new features and changes to high level design should go through the proposal process (TBD), to ensure the community and core team have had a chance to review the idea and approve it. The core team has sole responsibility for merging new features based on proposals.
As a committer, you may already know this, but our workflow forms a lot of our team policies. Please ensure you’re aware of the following workflow steps:
The Core Team is aware that this can be a difficult process at times. Sometimes, the team breaks the rules: Direct commits, merging their own PRs. This section is a set of guidelines. If you’re changing a comma in a doc, or making a very minor change, you can use your best judgement. This is another trust thing. The process is critical for any major change, but for little things or getting something done quickly, use your best judgement and make sure people on the team are aware of your work.
Individuals with direct commit access to ansible/ansible (+core, + extras) are entrusted with powers that allow them to do a broad variety of things–probably more than we can write down. Rather than rules, treat these as general guidelines, individuals with this power are expected to use their best judgement.
Committers are expected to continue to follow the same community and contribution guidelines followed by the rest of the Ansible community.
Individuals who’ve been asked to become a part of this group have generally been contributing in significant ways to the Ansible community for some time. Should they agree, they are requested to add their names and GitHub IDs to this file, in the section below, via a pull request. Doing so indicates that these individuals agree to act in the ways that their fellow committers trust that they will act.
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