Description – one brief line that will be shown in the GitHub UI
Notes are in italics
good first issue
Good for newcomers
Ready to be picked up by anyone in the community
Large unit of work, consisting of many tasks
Huge unit of work, consisting of multiple epics
Work that must be done for platform health
Something isn't working
Pre-work to determine if idea is feasible
Update or improvement to an existing feature
Further information is requested from the author
Deleted as it seems that this is no longer used for intended purpose (indicating that the triager has a question for the author). Some issues use it to indicate “discovery” but we should just use the discovery label for that. We can always add this label back later.
Condition that must be met for a project or MVP
I’ve removed this from the list as it seems unused.
Addition of new functionality
Proposal for deprecation & removal. See OEP-21
This will not be worked on
This issue or pull request already exists
waiting on author
PR reviewers are waiting on the author to answer questions, fix tests, etc.
Waiting for the author to respond to change requests, feedback, failing tests, etc. Usually this label is used for PRs in board statuses other than “Waiting for Author” (e.g. the pull request is “In Eng Review” column on the board, but the author needs to address review feedback).
PR author has been unresponsive for several months
Used when the author has been unresponsive for several months. Typically author will be told “we might need to close this due to inactivity” and if there’s still no response we close it a couple weeks later.
PR was closed because the author abandoned it
Closed due to PR being abandoned. Typically used after a PR has been abandoned and labeled as “inactive.”
needs test run
Author’s first PR to a repository, awaiting test authorization from tCRIL
This means an author has not contributed to a particular repo before and needs authorization to be able to run tests on the PR. Currently, test authorization is handled by tCRIL.
PR author is a Core Contributor to this repository (manually added)
Currently manually applied on the Contributions board to flag to project managers that a CC is the author.
PR author is not from tCRIL or 2U
Automatically added by bot to PRs coming from the community (not tCRIL or 2U).
blocked by other work
PR cannot be finished until other work is complete
Notating that the PR is blocked. It should say in the PR why the work is blocked (e.g. waiting to merge a related PR first).
PR reviewers are waiting on author to apply feedback
A reviewer or reviewers have taken a look at the PR and requested the author make changes.
Deleting; we will use “Waiting on Author” instead. We should notify Michelle and Tim when this change happens so that they can update the board.
PR requires product review (= it won’t be merged without review and approval from a product manager).
Jenna Makowski / Ryan O’Connell will add this label to PRs labeled “open-source-contribution” that require Product Review.