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DSpace Committers have autonomous control over the code and are also the primary support team for DSpace. The primary responsibilities of Committers are:

  • Maintain the codebase; Committers are the only individuals who can actively change/commit to the codebase public codebase
  • Review all code contributions/changes to ensure stability, etc
  • Merge/accept community code contributions
  • Help to resolve bugs or security issues within codebase
  • Help to provide ongoing support to community developers and users (via SlackMailing Lists, IRC, mailing lists, etc etc.)
  • Perform and manage new releases based on the roadmap.

Anyone may be nominated as a Committer by anyone else. Typically, nominations are made by existing Committers on the basis of sustained contribution to DSpace that indicates an ability to fulfill Committer responsibilities. Examples of such contribution are participation in discussions on the DSpace mailing on mailing lists, Slack, IRC etc, participation in developer meetings, reporting bugs, help with testing/reviewing of code, and contribution of code via pull requests. Only existing Committers may vote to add a nominated person to A majority of current Committers must approve any nominations to the Committers group.

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The following individuals are current active Committers for DSpace open source software:

DSpace committers at the 2018 Open Repositories conference in Bozeman MontanaImage Added

DSpace committers attending the Open Repositories Conference 2018 in Bozeman, MT.

Emeritus Committers

Emeritus Committers are those who, for one reason or another, are no longer able to contribute code or time to DSpace on a regular basis. They are still members of the Committers Group, but are currently acting in an advisory role within the DSpace development community. As such, while Emeritus Committers may participate in active votes, their votes are considered advisory in nature.

We wish to recognize the contributions each of these individuals has made to DSpace software over the years. Their code contributions and guidance have played an integral part in helping to make DSpace what it is today.

Committer Discussions / Meetings