restic project governance
The restic project uses a governance model commonly described as Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL). This document outlines our understanding of what this means. It is derived from the i3 window manager project governance.
- user: anyone who interacts with the restic project
- core contributor: a handful of people who have contributed significantly to the project by any means (issue triage, support, documentation, code, etc.). Core contributors are recognizable via GitHub’s "Member" badge.
- Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL): a single individual who makes decisions when consensus cannot be reached. restic's current BDFL is @fd0.
Decision making process
In general, we try to reach consensus in discussions. In case consensus cannot be reached, the BDFL makes a decision.
The contribution process is described in a separate document called CONTRIBUTING.