Core Contributor Program Update (NTCs and Committer Survey)

Hi all! I wanted to give two quick updates on the Core Contributor program. The Open edX Core Contributor Program is a program that grants specific types of access to Open edX community members to enable them to further the development and adoption of the Open edX platform. Rights and responsibilities vary from role to role, from the Committer role (whose members directly write and review code), to the various flavors of Non-Technical Contributors (whose members may variously help with translations, market the Open edX platform, serve as project managers, and more).

Core Contributors earn their designation by active participation in the Open edX community - writing code, serving on working groups, contributing high-quality translations, and many other ways. In general, people wishing to be Core Contributors need to show sustained, active performance in the role prior to being nominated as a Committer or NTC. We call this the “3 Cs”: Commitment, Conduct, Caliber.

We’ve been rolling out the NTC program, starting with the Translator role. Over the coming months we look to add more NTCs across various roles.

We also ran a survey of those serving in the pilot Committer program, and the results of the survey can be found here. Feel free to provide in-line comments or overall thoughts on this document, or start a discussion in this thread.