The purpose of the Jazzband is to help Open Source projects on GitHub share responsibility for software maintenance. It’s essentially a GitHub organization that is open to everyone who is willing and able to maintain its projects. It was born out of necessity of expanding the group of maintainers of some projects whose original authors weren’t able to effectively manage them when people volunteered to help out.
In that sense it’s hoped that opening the contribution process will lower the barrier of entry for new contributors and reduce the stress that comes with receiving commit access to a project by spreading it to a bigger group.
“We are all part of the band” means that we share the responsibilties of open source software development, including dreaming big, acting positively and failing sometimes. It’ll be okay since we’re not alone.
Simply, send an email to
email@example.com. Please don’t open an
issue on GitHub or post details about the incident publicly.
We retain some information about your previous membership to simplify the ability to join again.
If you want to delete all Jazzband data about you that was fetched from the GitHub API, please let the roadies know.
Alternatively you can remove yourself from the Jazzband GitHub organization on your personal settings over at GitHub. There you can see the GitHub organizations you’re a member of and easily leave the Jazzband by clicking on the “Leave” button next to it.
Please open an issue for the roadies. If it’s a matter
of urgency or discretion you may also want to write an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org instead – especially if it’s a breach of
conduct following our code of conduct.
Nothing, if you mean monetary compensation. The roadies are volunteers just like other contributors.
You may want to modify your notification settings on GitHub in your personal settings.
Especially GitHub’s feature “Automatic watching” can create lots of notification traffic in big GitHub organizations. Feel free to disable it and watch individual projects manually instead.
By default GitHub will set your Jazzband organization membership as private and you have to change it to public if you’d like to be publicly shown as member of the organization on github.com/jazzband. You can fix it like this:
When joining the Jazzband (by visiting
https://jazzband.co/join) you grant
the site the permission to fetch your email address(es) and the team and
organization membership status of your GitHub account. That data is only used
to determine whether you’re already a member and if required invite your GitHub
account to the Jazzband GitHub organization.