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From Jorg Heymans>
Subject Re: Mailing list statistics
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 11:13:02 GMT
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.


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