# Become a Committer
An Apache IoTDB committer (opens new window) has write access to the repository for merging pull requests, but you don’t have to be a code contributor to become a committer. Becoming a committer means that you have the project’s trust. Read the ASF documentation (opens new window) for more about being a committer in the Apache Software Foundation.
The PMC (opens new window) makes someone a committer via nomination, discussion, and then majority vote. We use data from as many sources as possible to inform our reasoning. Here are some examples:
- IoTDB expert and evangelist (documentations, blogs, etc..)
- Public events
- Firsthand PMC testimonials
The PMC has assembled the following set of guidelines for becoming a committer.
# An Apache IoTDBcommitter…
# Takes many forms
There are many actions other than coding that build the trust we place in a committer - code review, design discussion, user support, community outreach, improving infrastructure, documentation, project management, etc.
# Knows, upholds, and reinforces the Apache Software Foundation code of conduct
See the ASF documentation (opens new window). In particular, they manifestly strive to:
- Be open
- Be empathetic
- Be welcoming
- Be friendly
- Be patient
- Be collaborative
- Be inquisitive
- Be careful in the words that they choose
# Knows, upholds, and reinforces the responsibilities of an Apache Software Foundation committer
See the ASF documentation (opens new window).
- They help create a product that will outlive the interest of any particular volunteer (including themselves)
- They grow and maintain the health of the Apache community
- They help out with surrounding work, such as the website & documentation
- They help users
- They can be trusted to decide when code is ready for release, or when to ask someone else to make the judgment
- They can be trusted to decide when to merge code (if a code contributor) or when to ask someone else to make the judgment
# Knows, upholds, and reinforces the IoTDB community’s practices
- They have a proven commitment to the project
- They share their intentions with the community
- They accept and integrate community feedback in their plans, designs, code, etc.
- They earnestly try to make IoTDB better with their contributions
- In particular, if a code contributor:
- They earnestly try to make IoTDB better with their own code
- They earnestly try to make IoTDB better with code review
- They accept and integrate feedback on their code
- They know, follow, and enforce IoTDB's practices while reviewing/merging code - style, documentation, testing, backward compatibility, etc.
The code of conduct is derived from Apache Beam (opens new window).
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