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Performance Team

The Node.js Performance Team is a place to propose and discuss initiatives around improving the performance of Node.js internals.

For the current list of team members, see the project

Current Project Team Members


The Performance Team GitHub repository is maintained by the team and additional Collaborators who are added by the team on an ongoing basis.

Individuals making significant and valuable contributions are made Collaborators and given commit-access to the project. These individuals are identified by the team and their addition as Collaborators is discussed during the weekly meeting.

Note: If you make a significant contribution and are not considered for commit-access log an issue or contact a team member directly and it will be brought up in the next meeting.

Modifications of the contents of the Performance Team repository are made on a collaborative basis. Anybody with a GitHub account may propose a modification via pull request and it will be considered by the project Collaborators. All pull requests must be reviewed and accepted by a Collaborator with sufficient expertise who is able to take full responsibility for the change. In the case of pull requests proposed by an existing Collaborator, an additional Collaborator is required for sign-off. Consensus should be sought if additional Collaborators participate and there is disagreement around a particular modification. See Consensus Seeking Process below for further detail on the consensus model used for governance.

Collaborators may opt to elevate significant or controversial modifications, or modifications that have not found consensus to the team for discussion by assigning the performance-agenda tag to a pull request or issue. The team should serve as the final arbiter where required.

For the current list of Collaborators, see the project

Team Membership

Team seats are not time-limited. There is no fixed size of the team. However, the expected target is between 6 and 12, to ensure adequate coverage of important areas of expertise, balanced with the ability to make decisions efficiently.

There is no specific set of requirements or qualifications for the membership beyond these rules.

The team may add additional members by unanimous consensus.

A team member may be removed from the Performance Team by voluntary resignation, or by unanimous consensus of all other team members.

Changes to team membership should be posted in the agenda, and may be suggested as any other agenda item (see "Team Meetings" below).

If an addition or removal is proposed during a meeting, and the full team is not in attendance to participate, then the addition or removal is added to the agenda for the subsequent meeting. This is to ensure that all members are given the opportunity to participate in all membership decisions. If a team member is unable to attend a meeting where a planned membership decision is being made, then their consent is assumed.

No more than 1/3 of the team members may be affiliated with the same employer. If removal or resignation of a team member, or a change of employment by a team member, creates a situation where more than 1/3 of the team membership shares an employer, then the situation must be immediately remedied by the resignation or removal of one or more team members affiliated with the over-represented employer(s).

Team Meetings

The team meets weekly on a Zoom On Air. A designated moderator approved by the team runs the meeting. Each meeting should be published to YouTube.

Items are added to the team agenda that are considered contentious or are modifications of governance, contribution policy, team membership, or release process.

The intention of the agenda is not to approve or review all patches; that should happen continuously on GitHub and be handled by the larger group of Collaborators.

Any community member or contributor can ask that something be added to the next meeting's agenda by logging a GitHub Issue. Any Collaborator, team member or the moderator can add the item to the agenda by adding the performance-agenda tag to the issue.

Prior to each team meeting the moderator will share the Agenda with members of the team. Team members can add any items they like to the agenda at the beginning of each meeting. The moderator and the team cannot veto or remove items.

The team may invite persons or representatives from certain projects to participate in a non-voting capacity.

The moderator is responsible for summarizing the discussion of each agenda item and sends it as a pull request after the meeting.

Consensus Seeking Process

The Performance Team follows a Consensus Seeking decision-making model.

When an agenda item has appeared to reach a consensus the moderator will ask "Does anyone object?" as a final call for dissent from the consensus.

If an agenda item cannot reach a consensus a team member can call for either a closing vote or a vote to table the issue to the next meeting. The call for a vote must be seconded by a majority of the team or else the discussion will continue. Simple majority wins.

Note that changes to team membership require unanimous consensus. See "Team Membership" above.

Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1

Use of a CLA or DCO is mandatory for all all OpenJS Foundation projects. The Node.js project has chosen to use the DCO 1.1

By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:

  • (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or

  • (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or

  • (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it.

  • (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.

Moderation Policy

The Node.js Moderation Policy applies to this team.

Code of Conduct

The Node.js Code of Conduct applies to this team.