The community of contributors to the Melange project wants to foster an environment where the SoC framework and the web applications that use it are developed and improved to the benefit of pen source and free software organizations everywhere. One way to foster such a friendly and harmonious environment is to adopt a set of community standards to which everyone agrees.
These guidelines strive to encourage sense of community and mutual respect between Melange contributors, existing open source and free software organizations, and sponsoring organizations that use Melange and the SoC framework to provide programs like Google Summer of Code TM that benefit many people. The goal is to avoid situations like those described in this talk.
So, in order to participate in the Melange contributor community, you need to agree to abide by the same guidelines and standards that have been accepted by the rest of that community. The Melange contributors, as a community, will update these guidelines as needed, as the community grows.
A completed Contributor License Agreement (CLA) is needed in order to contribute to the Melange project. Please choose the CLA appropriate to your situation, complete it, and submit it by following the instructions in the selected CLA.
Contributions to the Melange project, including source code, documentation, and the like, are subject to reviews by the other contributors to the project. You need to agree to the contribution review processes developed by the Melange community in order to contribute to the Melange project.
Source code contributions to the Melange project are subject to testing guidelines that should be met before requesting a code review of a new patch or major feature in a developer branch. You need to agree to the testing policies developed by the Melange community in order to contribute to the Melange project.
The Melange community uses a pair of mailing lists to communicate. The first, the discussion mailing list, is used for general announcements. The second, the developer mailing list, is used strictly by project owners and members of the SoC project on Google Code. Please take a look at the mailing list guidelines. Everyone participating on these mailing lists is asked to abide by them, not just Melange contributors.
The Melange community communicates informally using the
#melange channel on
irc.freenode.net (Freenode). Please take a look at the IRC channel guidelines. Everyone participating on the
#melange channel is asked to abide by them, not just Melange contributors.
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