MoveIt! core contributors and maintainers are the driving force of keeping MoveIt! alive by responding to pull requests, issues, and user questions. These two groups of highly involved participants also help fix critical regressions and support developing future versions of MoveIt!. We greatly appreciate all of the core contributors and maintainers of the MoveIt! project and thank you for your support. In addition to gratitude, some advantages of being a MoveIt! maintainer / core contributor:
We have a stringent process for giving commit access to the code base, but we want to have as many people involved in reviewing pull requests and responding to issues. We have a non-commit access category of MoveIt! experts we call “Core Contributors” - these participants are recognized for their hard work and contributions to MoveIt! early on. Eventually after fully proving their expertise, full maintainer/commiter status can be granted.
To be considered a “Core Contributor”, we look for demonstrated excitement about the MoveIt! project. We also ask you have completed at minimum the following:
MoveIt! maintainers, commonly referred to as “committers” in other open source projects, are the seasoned experts of the MoveIt! project. Becoming a maintainer is generally an invite-only process and ideally achieved by first becoming a core contributor.
Joining the Maintainer team means you have the responsibility of commit access to our Github repositories. You then can merge other’s code contributions, but you should never merge your own code without someone else’s review.
We’ve formalized the process here to disambiguate when someone should be added. We hope it’s not too intimidating as we want to add as many qualified maintainers as possible: