[Qgis-psc] Cleaning up the QGIS Developers/QGIS Community groups

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 15:54:47 PDT 2021

Hi lists,

Given that we've recently granted membership to the github QGIS
Developers group to a bunch of new members, I think it's timely that
we also take the opportunity to clean up the membership and drop some

What I specifically mean here is that we should (hopefully
temporarily!!) remove developers/contributors from the groups if they
haven't been active in the project for say, the last 24 months. While
it's obviously sad to see once regular contributors move on, it's a
perfectly natural thing as people's work/life situations evolve and

Leaving these users with access to the repos is ultimately a security
risk to QGIS. I'm concerned that there's github accounts with
absolutely no Github activity at all in recent years who still have
direct commit access to the QGIS repository (e.g.
https://github.com/homann ).

So I would propose that we set some policy regarding "temporary
hiatus/removal" from the QGIS Developers/QGIS Community groups for
users who aren't currently active in the project. Something like "if
the user shows no activity on the QGIS repositories for 24 months,
then that user will be temporarily removed from the security groups.
The user is still considered a core contributor/community member, and
can have these access rights revived at any time via emailing the QGIS



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