request @ 2.45.0 - CONTRIBUTING.md
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# This is an OPEN Open Source Project
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## What?
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Individuals making significant and valuable contributions are given commit-access to the project to contribute as they see fit. This project is more like an open wiki than a standard guarded open source project.
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## Rules
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There are a few basic ground-rules for contributors:
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1. **No `--force` pushes** or modifying the Git history in any way.
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1. **Non-master branches** ought to be used for ongoing work.
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1. **External API changes and significant modifications** ought to be subject to an **internal pull-request** to solicit feedback from other contributors.
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1. Internal pull-requests to solicit feedback are *encouraged* for any other non-trivial contribution but left to the discretion of the contributor.
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1. For significant changes wait a full 24 hours before merging so that active contributors who are distributed throughout the world have a chance to weigh in.
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1. Contributors should attempt to adhere to the prevailing code-style.
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## Releases
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Declaring formal releases remains the prerogative of the project maintainer.
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## Changes to this arrangement
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This is an experiment and feedback is welcome! This document may also be subject to pull-requests or changes by contributors where you believe you have something valuable to add or change.
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