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The Trusted Committer Role in InnerSource

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Sponsored by InnerSource

The Trusted Committer (TC) role is a key role in every InnerSource community. Think of the TC as the person in your community you trust with important technical decisions who will mentor Trusted Contributors and help them push their contributions over the finish line. It is both a demanding and a rewarding role to fulfill. It goes far beyond being an opinionated gatekeeper and is vital to the success of any InnerSource effort. This video details the responsibilities and requirements of being a TC. For best results, learners should first watch the O'Reilly video "Introduction to InnerSource" and have a general understanding of the InnerSource TC and Contributor roles.

  • Understand in detail the importance of the TC role and what to expect from a TC
  • Learn the technical and community-oriented responsibilities of a TC
  • Discover how TCs ensure product quality and keep their communities healthy
  • Gain the awareness a Trusted Contributor should have when deciding to become a TC
  • Master the ability to communicate the duties and need for a TC to your organization
  • Enhance your skill as an InnerSource practitioner

Georg Grütter is a long time Trusted Committer in the InnerSource Initiative at Bosch which he cofounded in 2009. Georg is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. He is currently working as a Chief Expert at Bosch Software Innovations. Previously, he worked for Daimler Chrysler as a researcher, the Zurich System House as a software engineer, and Line Information GmbH as a consultant.