WTP Permeability and Transparency Checklist

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Overview

The WTP PMC has recognized the need for all projects under its domain to actively promote the participation of the community. Such a participation is only possible if each project takes a proactive role in lowering the barriers to contribution from the community. Given the subjective nature of such a task, the WTP PMC has listed a set of concrete attributes that would serve as a measure of the ease with which a member of the WTP community is able to participate in the project. These attributes are derived from the principles of Open Source Rules of Engagement as detailed in the Eclipse Development process

Definitions

A project is said to be permeable if the project team is receptive to new ideas from the community and welcomes new committers to its team. This is a measure of the 'responsiveness', 'friendliness' or 'sociability' of the project towards a participant who is not part of the project team.

A project is said to be transparent if the project team makes it easy for a member of the community, who is not part of the core team, to participate in all decisions that affect the project. The project should make it easy for a non-team member to find all the information used and the decisions made by the project team.

Mechanisms

The following is a list of artifacts applicable to all (open source) projects

  1. Source Code Repository