We are all part of this


What’s the purpose of the Jazzband?

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.

How do I report a security incident?

See the security policy page.

How do I join the Jazzband?

First login with GitHub and then follow the instructions on your account dashboard.

How do I transfer a project to Jazzband?

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.

Does the Jazzband have a code of conduct?

Yes, the Jazzband follows a Contributor Code of Conduct that was adopted from the Contributor Covenant. Please refer to the conduct page for more information for how to report a breach of conduct.

How do I report abuse or other incidents?

Write an email to roadies@jazzband.co – especially if it’s a breach of conduct following our code of conduct.

Are you processing or storing any personal data on the Jazzband website?

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.

The site uses cookies that are required for this site to work correctly (e.g. session cookies) but doesn’t include any 3rd party cookies.

Of course, it’s your data! Please get in touch with the roadies to do that.

How do I leave the Jazzband again?

Simply head to your account dashboard, click on “leave” (or directly here) and confirm that you want to leave by entering your GitHub username.

You can re-join anytime, simply login and then click on the “Send invitation” link on your account dashboard.

Data retention

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.

How can I edit my profile data (e.g. name)?

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.

How can I export all data that is stored about me?

In case you’d like to export all data that is stored about you, please contact the roadies or create a public GitHub issue and we’ll send it to you.

How do releases to the Python Package Index work?

Please refer to the separate releases page.

What’s in it for the roadies?

Nothing, if you mean monetary compensation. The roadies are volunteers just like other contributors and members.

How do I disable email notifications for Jazzband repositories?

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.

Alternatively you can also ignore repositories and continue to receive notifications for the rest of your watched repositories.

Why am I not listed as an organization member on GitHub?

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: