Following the successful first two years of the collaboration between NASA, Blue Origin, and Open Robotics, the Open Source Robotics Foundation, as the steward of the project, is pleased to announce the launch of the Space ROS Project Committee.
- Oversight of the Space ROS project
- Management of committer access rights to Space ROS repositories
- Setting and managing project policies (requirements for pull requests, etc.)
- Deciding when to make a release
- Promoting the Space ROS project on behalf of the OSRF
- Management of the Space ROS website
- Oversight - OSRF CTO
- Committee Chair, appointed by OSRF
- Project Committers, and
- Interested Observers
The Chair is responsible for running the project, organising the Project Committee meetings, and making regular activity reports (including to the wider ROS community).
Project Committers are those who have demonstrated a sustained and valuable concrete contribution to the project in the form of documentation and source code. They have write access to Space ROS repositories and are responsible for merging pull requests that meet project requirements into the project’s repositories, contributing to discussion on design and implementation decisions, and in general helping to develop the project day-to-day. Project Committers are the decision-makers of the project. New Project Committers are appointed by the Chair at the recommendation of existing Project Committers. Project Committers are required to demonstrate continued participation in the project.
Interested observers are anyone interested in Space ROS who wishes to participate in meetings and discussions on GitHub and Discourse. This includes, in particular, people who occasionally contribute code to the project.
OSRF has nominated the following as part of the committee launch:
- Committee Chair: Dave Coleman (PickNik)
- Project Committers, Inaugural Batch:
- Austin Probe (Emergent Space)
- Ezra Brooks (PickNik)
- Tyler Weaver (PickNik)
The first Project Committee meeting will be scheduled soon. We invite anyone interested in Space ROS to attend as an Observer. If you have any questions about the Project Committee, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Chair, or reply to this thread.
CTO, Open Source Robotics Foundation