[Qgis-developer] Fwd: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How not to suck at github - handling drive by commits

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Mon May 19 02:08:52 PDT 2014

Hi all.
Why not adding a CONTRIBUTING.md file, following the suggestions from Jody?
All the best.

-------- Messaggio originale --------
Oggetto: 	Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How not to suck at github - handling drive by commits
Data: 	Fri, 16 May 2014 13:02:11 -0700
Mittente: 	Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
A: 	OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>

Here is a description on how to use
CONTRIBUTING.md https://github.com/blog/1184-contributing-guidelines

Jody Garnett

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com
<mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:

    I have mentioned this in email/blog posts, but with the recent discussion on
    GitHub I would like to send a reminder.

    If your project is operating on GitHub please include an CONTRIBUTING.md file.
    This link will provided on the pull-request page for potential contributors.

    Here are some examples:

    - https://github.com/geotools/geotools/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
    - https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

    GitHub provides excellent documentation (the reason uDig migrated for Gitourious)
    and the fork/pull-request workflow makes "drive by commits" very easy. This
    CONTRIBUTIONS.md gives your team a chance to communicate any terms (include a
    test case, sign a contribution agreement) clear.

    Many of us are comfortable with open source as a user, understanding the
    difference between GPL and BSD for example. The outline the terms for users of
    the software. There is a second level of open source licenses outlining the terms
    the project team requires when accepting contributions back into the "core" codebase.

    For an example "Apache Style" contributor license agreements are available for
    OSGeo Projects here:Â http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/legal/licenses.html

    Jody Garnett

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