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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Mailing list statistics
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 13:31:17 GMT
Jorg Heymans wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> 
> Mark Leicester wrote:
> 
>>I've been thinking about incentives for community members. The main
>>community incentive - beyond sharing the fruits of our labour - is
>>committership. That goal is a long way off for a newbie. I have
>>wondering about the possibility of setting other targets in between -
>>particularly in relation to documentation.
> 
> 
> I'm interested in hearing why you think that committership is *the*
> incentive for people to contribute?
> 
> I find it plain wrong to dangle a committer-carrot in front of people to
> get them contributing. It attracts the wrong type of people and will
> hurt the community in the long term.

Amen.

-- 
Stefano.


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