Core Contributors Guidelines

Work in the open. It saves a lot of time. There should be little to no distinction between an internal and external contributor.

Seek advice but make your call. Make sure you ping anyone internally or externally that could add valuable feedback to what you are working on.

Be mindful of everyone else’s time: don’t block others. Think about how someone can take over from you, don’t become a bottleneck.

Apply rough consensus. You don’t need everyone to sign off on something.

Go ahead, results speak louder than words.

Deliver. Schedules are flexible but…

...Show up for (online) meetups, let the team know if you can’t make it. Trust by default, don’t break the trust. Don’t lie.

Support and encourage contributions. When someone contributes, it means they care.

Take care of yourself, it’s a marathon - not a sprint. Take care of each other. We are all doing our best.

Expect review requests to be replied in 24h hours (excluding weekends), after this period you can merge.

Ensure you have proper RFCs for important changes

You’re responsible for deploying what you develop

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure we are all as autonomous as possible. To achieve that we use these questions to prioritize what gets done:

  • Does this serve our mission?

  • Will this make us financially sustainable within a year?

  • Is it feasible to build and maintain with our team and runway?

  • Can this make us move faster?

  • Does this increase quality and not technical debt?

  • Will this bring us more Project and financial contributors?

  • Is this already solved elsewhere or is it our unique contribution?

  • Can we measure the success of this?

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