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Community Guide

@@ This is a work in progress.

@@ cf.


@@ Sketch of how the community is structured. Roles, responsibilities, etc.

@@ Link to by-laws, if and when we form some.

Getting Started

@@ How to get started in the community, and know your way around.

How To Contribute

@@ How to start contributing to the project.

How Committers Are Chosen

@@ How we choose committers.

@@ cf. Electing new committers

Nominating a Committer

Everybody is welcome to nominate a committer.

Please send an email to with your nomination and a short justification.

What happens next will follow this process:

Unfortunately, the PMC is not able to respond to nominations in any other capacity than to acknowledge them.

It is important that decisions about elections and invitations remain confidential.

How PMC Members Are Chosen

@@ How we choose PMC members.

Nominating PMC Member

@@ How to nominate a PMC member and what to expect afterwards.