Community Team: Community Building Roles

This page serves as a guide for community building roles on CC's Community Team.

Community building roles are for folks interested in helping grow CC's open source community by ensuring all contributors have a good experience and spreading the word about CC's projects.

If you'd like to apply for one of these roles, please see the main Community Team page.

Community Contributor

Who should apply: If you’ve helped anyone else in the CC open source community on GitHub, Slack, or email, you should apply for this role!

What does this role give you?

Guidelines for Community Contributors
If you’ve been accepted as a Community Contributor, you are encouraged to:

  • keep helping people in the CC open source community!
    • respond to people on Slack
    • respond to questions or issues on GitHub
    • respond to people on the CC developer mailing list
  • participate in discussions in Slack or via email.
  • contribute in other ways if you’d like, like writing code or reviewing pull requests.

Community Collaborator

Who should apply: If you’ve helped a few people in the CC open source community and you’d like to do more to help grow the community, you should apply for this role!

What does this role give you?

  • Everything a Community Contributor gets.
  • Comment-only access to the Open Source Community project on Asana.
    • You’ll see our future plans for the open source community and have the opportunity to participate in them.

Guidelines for Community Collaborators
If you’ve been accepted as a Community Collaborator, you are encouraged to:

  • do everything a Community Contributor does
  • participate in the Asana project and do some tasks on there
  • suggest Tweet ideas for the CC Open Source Twitter account

Community Maintainer

Who should apply: If you’re a Community Collaborator who has done some meatier community building tasks and wants more responsibility, you should apply for this role. Please note that this role comes with a lot of responsibilities!

What does this role give you?

  • Everything a Community Collaborator gets.
  • Full access to the Open Source Community project on Asana.
    • You’ll be able to add new tasks.
  • Manager permission on CC’s developer mailing list.
    • You’ll be able to approve new requests for people to join and moderate the list.
  • Access to tweet directly from CC Open Source account, if interested.
  • Creative Commons staff will write you a letter of recommendation on request.
  • CC swag sent to your house.

Guidelines for Community Maintainers
If you’ve been accepted as a Community Maintainer, you are encouraged to:

  • do everything a Community Collaborator does
  • respond to requests to join the CC developer mailing list
  • be available on Slack/email or GitHub regularly
  • ensure that people are getting the help they need on Slack and GitHub.