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Subject [3/8] incubator-beam-site git commit: Add commiter/PMC bar information
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:32:28 GMT
Add commiter/PMC bar information


Branch: refs/heads/asf-site
Commit: e7292924977dd26c77329e5411f0ae3106d9c8ef
Parents: 9c655ee
Author: Davor Bonaci <>
Authored: Tue Nov 22 00:32:10 2016 -0800
Committer: Davor Bonaci <>
Committed: Tue Nov 22 08:12:10 2016 -0800

 src/contribute/ | 13 +++++++++++++
 src/contribute/     |  2 +-
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/src/contribute/ b/src/contribute/
index 4635e91..52cbc97 100644
--- a/src/contribute/
+++ b/src/contribute/
@@ -304,6 +304,19 @@ At this point, you want to ensure everything is right. Test it with `mvn
 Done. You can delete the local <code>finish-pr-<pull-request-#></code>
branch if you like.
+## Granting more rights to a contributor
+The project management committee (PMC) can grant more rights to a contributor, such as commit
access or decision power, and recognize them as new [committers or PMC members]({{ site.baseurl
+The PMC periodically discusses this topic and privately votes to grant more rights to a contributor.
If the vote passess, the contributor is invited to accept or reject the nomination. Once accepted,
the PMC announces the decision publicly and updates the list of team member accordingly.
+The key to the selection process is [Meritocracy](,
literally government by merit. Contributors earn merit in many ways: contributing code, testing
releases, participating in documentation effort, answering user questions, debating design
proposals, triaging issues, evangelizing the project, growing user base, and any other action
that benefits the project as a whole.
+Therefore, there isn’t a single committer bar, e.g., a specific number of commits. In most
cases, new committers will have a combination of different types of contributions that are
hard to compare to each other. Similarly, there isn’t a single PMC bar either. The PMC discusses
all contributions from an individual, and
+evaluates the overall impact across all the dimensions above.
+Nothing gives us greater joy than recognizing new committers or PMC members -- that's the
only way we can grow. If there’s ever any doubt about this topic, please email dev@ or private@
and we’ll gladly discuss.
 ## Special Cases
 The directions above assume you are submitting code to the `incubator-beam` repository's
`master` branch. In addition, there are a few other locations where code is maintained. Generally
these follow the same *engage*-*design*-**code**-**review**-**commit** process as above, with
some minor adjustments to commands.
diff --git a/src/contribute/ b/src/contribute/
index e0393ea..f7980e0 100644
--- a/src/contribute/
+++ b/src/contribute/
@@ -163,7 +163,7 @@ The following table summarizes project's self-assessment against the Apache
       <td><p>The way in which contributors can be granted more rights such as
commit access or decision power is clearly documented and is the same for all contributors.</p></td>
-      <td><p><b>YES.</b> The criteria is documented on the website.</p></td>
+      <td><p><b>YES.</b> The criteria is documented in the <a
href="{{ site.baseurl }}/contribute/contribution-guide/#granting-more-rights-to-a-contributor">contribution

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