> On Apr 16, 2018, at 10:46 AM, Maxime Beauchemin <maximebeauche...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> About PMs, or other "non-coding contributors", it's pretty common to have
> them at sponsoring organizations. For example both Airbnb and Lyft both
> have a dedicated PM for Apache Superset. While they don't write code, they
> contribute to the project and many other ways (prioritization / planning /
> road-mapping, shaping product design, communication, training,
> documentation, bug reports, issue triaging,  organizing events, ...). It
> sounds like the solution is to make them committers to provide them with
> the level of control they need on Github.

I have a problem with the way this is phrased. Companies do not do the 
prioritization, planning, road-mapping, shaping product-design, etc of ASF 
projects. The committers and PMC members do that. IMO, it is inappropriate to 
add project managers to a project as a committer just because they are employed 
by a company that has committers who are paid to work on the project. They can 
use their own Jira repo for that kind of stuff. Furthermore, merit should be 
earned, not just handed out to anyone who needs it to do the job their employer 

That said, such people can earn merit by becoming involved with the community 
and helping out where they can.


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