[Numpy-discussion] Commit privileges

Matti Picus matti.picus at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 18:24:43 EDT 2018

On 19/07/18 14:08, Charles R Harris wrote:
> Hi All,
> The NumPy Steering Council has been looking at commit rights for the 
> NumPy developers hired at BIDS. We would like them to be able to label 
> PRs, close issues, and merge simple fixes; doing that requires commit 
> privileges. OTOH, it is also the case that people paid to work on 
> NumPy don't automatically receive commit privileges. So it is a bit a 
> quandary and we don't seem to have an official document codifying the 
> giving of commit privileges, and the Github privileges are rather 
> coarse grained, pretty much all or nothing for a given repository.
> The situation has also caused us to rethink commit privileges in 
> general, perhaps we are being too selective. So there is some interest 
> in offering commit privileges more freely, with the understanding that 
> they are needed for many of the mundane tasks required to maintain 
> NumPy, but that new people should be conservative in their exercise of 
> the privilege. Given the reality of the Github environment, such a 
> system needs be honor based, but would allow more people an 
> opportunity to participate at a deeper level.
> So in line with that, we are going to give both of the BIDS workers 
> commit privileges, but also extend the option of commit privileges for 
> issue triage and other such things to the community at large. If you 
> have contributed to NumPy and are interested in having commit rights, 
> please respond to this post, but bear in mind that this is an 
> experiment and that things might change if the system is abused.
> Chuck

I rephrased this mail as an addition to the governance document, see 


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