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How do I become an Active Technical Contributor?

asked 2013-05-28 00:52:13 -0500

fifieldt gravatar image

updated 2016-06-28 22:08:54 -0500

I've seen references to "Active Technical Contributor" around the OpenStack design summit. What is an "Active Technical Contributor"? How do I become one?

Once I am an "Active Technical Contributor", what do I get?

Is there an easy way to check my ATC status in order to for voting and summit passes?

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answered 2013-05-28 16:55:41 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

updated 2015-01-23 14:27:15 -0500

This wiki page has the definition of ATC:

Active Technical Contributors ("ATC"), which are a subset of the Foundation Individual Members. Individual Members who committed a change to any of the official OpenStack projects (as defined above) over the last two 6-month release cycles are automatically considered ATC. Specific contributors who did not have a change recently accepted in one of the OpenStack projects but nevertheless feel their contribution to the OpenStack project is technical in nature (bug triagers, technical documentation writers...) can exceptionally apply for ATC either by sending an email to the TC chair or by being nominated by an existing ATC via email to the TC chair. Final approval on the exception is decided by the TC itself, and is valid one year (two elections).

ATC can participate to the elections of the Technical Committee members.

In brief, if code (we treat documentation as code) you have authored was merged in any of the current or stable OpenStack release, you're an ATC. Only commits to the official OpenStack programs count to achieve ATC status.

You can verify your most recent merged patches authored by you querying OpenStack review system.

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Does this not apply for contributors?

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-07-21 04:02:13 -0500 )edit

@SGPJ no. The current definition of ATC limits contributions to code.

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2014-08-20 15:56:06 -0500 )edit

does a patch or a bug fix count(fix a bug in a source code file owned by others and the patch merge into the upstream)?

whg gravatar imagewhg ( 2014-11-20 08:23:54 -0500 )edit

Yes, any bug fix is counted and you will be sent a code to pass to OpenStack Summit.

phuongnh gravatar imagephuongnh ( 2016-02-28 11:10:20 -0500 )edit

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