Like many free and open source projects, darcs is running on spare time and pure enthusiasm. We need your help! Here are the roles which we are currently filling and that we would like to fill.
We hope to grow the core team over time. Members of the team will be asked to review patches on a regular basis and to push them into mainline Darcs as they see fit.
Interested in joining? It’s the best way to get to know the Darcs code. Subscribe to darcs-users and start reviewing some patches today. We’ll be sure to notice! After some point, we’ll invite you on board, after having started a discussion and building up a consensus among current team members.
- Florent Becker (gal_bolle)
- Guillaume Hoffmann (gh_)
- Eric Kow (kowey)
- Ganesh Sittampalam (Heffalump)
- Owen Stephens (owst)
- Michael Hendricks (mndrix)
- Simon Michael
We hope to see these core team members again!
- Trent Buck (twb) (bash and user documentation)
- Jason Dagit (lispy) - unavailable 2010-05-05
- Dmitry Kurochkin - unavailable 2009-08-31
- Petr Rockai (mornfall)
- Reinier Lamers (tux_rocker)
- Perform releases according to a fixed schedule (right now, every 6 months)
- Release announcements
- Write ChangeLog entries
- See ReleaseManagement for help
- Ensure bug-tracker is triaged: http://bugs.darcs.net
- Review bug-tracker on regular basis
- Co-ordinate with release manager
filled by: Eric Kow
- Ensure that patches are reviewed in a timely manner
- Chase up on people as amendments are requested.
filled by: nobody, help wanted!
- website updates, odd jobs - Simon Michael
- FAQ maintenance - nobody, help wanted!
- wiki gardening - "
- tutorials and docs - "
Making sure people understand what darcs does that other distributed RCSes do not
The events manager makes sure that we can have regular hacking sprints, twice a year. Part of this job includes fundraising.
- find venues for Sprints
- prepare sprints, organise beginner tasks, get people up to speed
- co-ordinate with Haskell Hackathon and other hacking projects
- obtain sponsorship or funding if needed
filled by: EricKow (help wanted!)
Packagers produce official darcs.net binaries in conjunction with the source tarball releases:
Platform czars are our go-to people for issues specific to a popular platform. They also steer Darcs development so that our support for these platforms is as strong as possible.
- Windows czar - help wanted!
- Mac czar - help wanted!
Platform liaisons help us to translate from one community culture to another.
- Sysadmin - EricKow (help wanted!)
- Mail moderators - EricKow (help wanted!)
- Roundup man - EricKow (help wanted!)
- Buildbot wrangler - PetrRockai
Slightly edited (bullet points) from the Software Freedom Conservancy agreement:
The Oversight Committee, initially composed of
- Tommy Pettersson,
- Ian Lynagh,
- Ganesh Sittampalam,
- Mark Stosberg and
- Zooko Wilcox O’Hearn,
shall represent the Project in its official communication with the Conservancy. Members of the Oversight Committee may be added or removed from the Committee at any time by a majority vote of all of the members of the Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee will elect a single individual to communicate with the Conservancy (the “Representative”) and shall notify the Conservancy promptly following the election of a new Representative. The Representative will have the authority to instruct the Conservancy on the Project’s behalf on all matters. This section may be modified by a vote of at least 3/4 of all of the members of the Oversight Committee, with the consent of the Conservancy, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.
Commentary: Technically speaking, the Oversight Committee and Representative language only really concerns our relationship with the SFC; but in practice, we also use this as part of our project governance. So how does this work in practice? The Oversight Committee are not necessarily involved in day-to-day governance of the Darcs project (though its members may be). They delegate this job to a Benevolent-Dictator-esque figure (currently Eric Kow). Their role is basically to act as a safety mechanism, allowing for an orderly change in leadership should the need arise.