Just a quick update on this… TL/DR - we’re now able to accept contributions to both the software components and the specification itself.
Contributions to the TOSA related software components (reference model, unit test framework, etc.) follows the same process as other projects on MLPlatform.org (see https://www.mlplatform.org/contributing/).
Contributing to the TOSA specification itself is slightly more involved. Details on the wiki page (https://developer.mlplatform.org/w/tosa/ under “Specification Contributions”), which I’ve pasted below:
The TOSA Specification is released under a different kind of licence to the software, one which enables vendors to create completely independent implementations of the TOSA specification which are not derivatives of anything on mlplatform.org. This license is posted at the start of the TOSA Specification document (sources here). To enable vendors to implement the TOSA Specification in this way, contributions need to be provided under a different license, the TOSA Specification Contributor Agreement.
Practically, contributions to the TOSA Specification are made by modifying the AsciiDoc markup of the specification. Those patches are then reviewed using Gerrit on https://review.mlplatform.org/ as usual. However, before uploading patches to a gerrit review, users must read and agree to the TOSA Specification Contributors License Agreement. This can be achieved by doing the following:
- Login to Gerrit (http://review.mlplatform.org)
- Navigate to User Settings
- Open the “Agreements” section
- Click the “New Contributor Agreement” link
- Select the “TOSA” radio button
- Open the link to the TOSA Specification and read
If you agree to these terms, type “I agree” in the text box and click “SUBMIT”
- Note: You may get an error saying “Agreement already submitted.”. This is harmless, please ignore it.
- Start uploading patches to the specification!
Note: More significant contributions should be discussed on the MLPlatform.org’s Discourse, under the “TOSA” Category. Decisions on accepting more significant changes will be made largely based on the principals laid out above. I.e. Adding new operators to TOSA which can be trivially decomposed into a sequence of existing TOSA operators are unlikely to be accepted!