The pull requests (PR) assessment process is critical to the sustainability of open source contributions. The scientific literature indicates that only 13% of contributions are rejected for technical reasons. Some contributors experience positive circumstances, but others do not. I set out to find out what makes an evaluation of a PR fair and what contributors see as unfair. As PR nonacceptance often results in demotivated contributors who may cease contributing to the community, recruitment and maintenance of new contributors is critical.
I will analyze all “fair” and “unfair” PRs cases and draw conclusions on the factors motivating contributors for creating a more welcoming environment for people from different backgrounds. The results will be shared with the ROS community as soon as they become available. The survey is only 9 questions. Please note that participating in the survey implies supplying two PRs links (one you perceive being judge fairly and a second one which you perceive being judge unfairly). Please participate, link to the survey.