LoopBack is an open, inclusive, and tolerant community of people working together to build a world-class Node framework and tools. We value diversity of individuals and opinions, and seek to operate on consensus whenever possible. We strive to maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and harassment-free environment, regardless of the form of communication. When consensus is not achievable, we defer to the owners of each individual module; the powers of the individual owner are kept in check by the ability of the community to fork and replace dependencies on the individual module and maintainer.
Each repository has one or more lead maintainers responsible for:
- Daily operations: approving pull requests, responding to new issues, guiding discussions, and so on.
- Seeking consensus on technical decisions.
- Making the final decisions when consensus cannot be achieved.
Maintainers have npm publishing rights for modules and the final say on releasing new versions.
LoopBack lead maintainers include:
For more details, see Functional area owners.
The LoopBack project uses ZenHub, an agile development tool built on the GitHub API. ZenHub provides an easy way to track work and provide project transparency in real time. We use it to groom and maintain our backlog and track what the team and community are working on in each sprint.
Tip: LoopBack switched from using Waffle to ZenHub for its scrum board in early 2017.
ZenHub uses “Pipeline” to track the status of issues from “new” through “in progress” to “done”.
|Needs triage||New issues are places into this column by default.|
|Triaging||The issue is triaged to ensure we have enough information to understand the problem and reproduce it on our machines.|
|Needs priority||The issue is accepted as a bug/feature and waiting to get prioritized.|
|Backlog||A curated list of items we want to work on in the near future.|
|Planning||A short list of the most important issue, we use this list to pick the stories for our Sprint backlog during our bi-weekly planning session.|
|Commited||Stories committed to the current sprint (Sprint Backlog)|
|In Progress||Issues that we are actively working on|
|Paused||Stories we put on hold.|
|Review||Items waiting for peer review. Pull requests typically go to this column.|
|Verify||Stories waiting for QA verification.|
|Closed||Finished stories end up in this column.|