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## About ## About
For the official, latest release of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual, please see For the official, latest release of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual, please see
<https://opensource.ieee.org/community/manual>. <https://opensource.ieee.org/community/manual>.
This open source project is for the development of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual, and This open source project is for the development of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual, and
contains a mix of old, new, and proposed recommendations, and other assetts and recommendations that may or contains a mix of old, new, and proposed recommendations, and other assets and recommendations that may or
may not make their way into the official IEEE Open Source Maintainer's Manual. may not make their way into the official IEEE Open Source Maintainer's Manual.
The purpose of this project is to provide both a useful and functional set of resources, The purpose of this project is to provide both a useful and functional set of resources,
templates, and guides, as well as unambiguous clarity on our expectations of all templates, and guides, as well as unambiguous clarity on our expectations of all
users of the IEEE Open Source Platform. users of the IEEE Open Source Platform.
## Releases (VERSION.md) ## Releases (VERSION.md)
Please see the [VERSION.md](VERSION.md) file for a list of all official and unnoficial releases Please see the [VERSION.md](VERSION.md) file for a list of all official and unofficial releases
of this open source project. Releases associated with a new official version of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual are clearly indicated. of this open source project. Releases associated with a new official version of the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual are clearly indicated.
## All accounts on the IEEE Open Source Platform are maintainers ## All accounts on the IEEE Open Source Platform are maintainers
Some peole wonder why when they sign into the IEEE Open Source Platform for the Some people wonder why when they sign into the IEEE Open Source Platform for the
first time they are asked to agree to follow the requirements set forth in first time they are asked to agree to follow the requirements set forth in
the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual. The reason is simple. All user accounts the IEEE Open Source Maintainers Manual. The reason is simple. All user accounts
on the IEEE Open Source Platform have the ability to create (or fork) projects, on the IEEE Open Source Platform have the ability to create (or fork) projects,
for which they become project owners and maintainers. for which they become project owners and maintainers.
On this platofrm, the owners and maintainers have the ability to accept contributions that are On this platform, the owners and maintainers have the ability to accept contributions that are
submitted to a project, and have the ability to set various settings and submitted to a project, and have the ability to set various settings and
configurations to a project and it's associated resources (repository, issues, configurations to a project and its associated resources (repository, issues,
merge requests, CI/CD, wiki, snippets, etc), as well as some user and group merge requests, CI/CD, wiki, snippets, etc), as well as some user and group
level access control. level access control.
A contributor will generally have more limited control of a project's A contributor will generally have more limited control of a project's
configuration configuration
project, as well as to make changes to various configurations and to set project, as well as to make changes to various configurations and to set
some access control permissions. some access control permissions.
(i.e., modifications or additions to the material of a project), (i.e., modifications or additions to the material of a project),
While a contributor is a person who submits some modification or addition to a While a contributor is a person who submits some modification or addition to a
project. project.
material of some open source project, a material of some open source project, a
and potentially, contributors. and potentially, contributors.
All users of the IEEE Open Source Platform are granted the ability to create or All users of the IEEE Open Source Platform are granted the ability to create or
fork projects, all users have teh ability to be maintainers and contributors fork projects, all users have the ability to be maintainers and contributors
on the platform. on the platform.
Contributors must have a valid [CLA](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla/apache) number from the IEEE.
Contributors must have a valid [CLA](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla/apache) number from the IEEE.
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