Open Ownership Pledge

NOTE: The text here is intended to be copy/pasted to a new issue Seeking new maintainer for the project you intend to apply the pledge on (details). So, read it as if it is on a project's issue page.

The Open Ownership Pledge stimulates involvement of new developers in a project (module, theme) by the current maintainer's promise that supplied patches:

Drupal PM (Project Management)

Drupal PM is the core package in a suite of project management tools, enabling tracking of work on each part of a project and/or task. The tool is set up as a suite of modules, each providing a particular type of functionality:

Migrating a subfolder from one project to another while keeping its full history (commits, tags, ...)

Upon taking over maintainership of the Performance project, once started by kbahey, I was asked to migrate the Performance module from the Devel project in such a way that all development history regarding the Performance submodule was preserved.

Tips for ensuring a smooth review

When submitting your application, there are a number of things you can do to help ensure a smooth review. The list below contains a number of suggestions which, while not guaranteed to result in a successful application, should at least make your application easier to review (and thus help avoid some of the common discussions/pitfalls which can delay the review process).

Creating and testing full projects and releases

Gather concepts about releases, review processes, and other meta-project info... use the child pages for the HowTo. These are still, in general not specific about the git tool in use.

Full project overview

Full projects are typical modules, themes, and installation profiles you download from the download and extend section of

In contrast to sandbox projects, full projects offer the following benefits:

  • Human-readable shortname in the URL rather than numeric ID (for example, /project/projectname rather than /sandbox/username/node-id)
  • Downloadable releases for end users
  • Usage statistics
  • Increased ranking in search results
  • No Experimental Project warning message on project page
  • Project appears in the Main project issue drop-down
  • Full support for Drupal Translations

Once you have both obtained basic Git access on and completed a one-time approval process, you have two ways of creating a full project:

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