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 this” means that we share the responsibilities of open source software development, including dreaming big, acting positively and failing sometimes. It’ll be okay since we’re not alone.
See the security policy page.
Full instructions for transferring a repository can be found on the guidelines page. You should transfer your project to the Jazzband organization on GitHub, and then the Jazzband bot will open an issue with the outstanding tasks to complete the transfer.
Write an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org – especially if it’s a breach of
conduct following our code of conduct.
When logging into the Jazzband site you consent to fetching your profile data, email address(es) and the team and organization membership status of your GitHub account.
That data is used to determine whether you’re already a member, invite you to the Jazzband GitHub organization if required, check if you have a verified email address, show you in the members list and other necessary uses.
Of course, it’s your data! Please get in touch with the roadies to do that.
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. See the note about data retention above, too.
The profile data we store is regularly fetched from the GitHub profile API and kept up-to-date with it. If you’d like to change any data please update it over at GitHub to be changed on the Jazzband site as well.
Please refer to the separate releases page.
Nothing, if you mean monetary compensation. The roadies are volunteers just like other contributors and members.
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: