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From Pierre Smits <>
Subject Re: Overlapping role descriptions
Date Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:16:43 GMT

I am not talking about walls, only about removing confusion from
definitions. A contributor can be user, as much as he/she can choose not to
be a user. Similarly, a developer of project A contributing (in whatever
form) to project B can be someone who doesn't use (benefits from) the works
of project B.

I never mentioned that a user can't be a contributor. Maybe you should read
my suggestions again.
The distinctions I made were:

   - user = person or organisation benefiting from the works of the project
   - contributor = person contributing ...

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:

> On 26.09.2015 14:45, Pierre Smits wrote:
> > It is all about removing potential confusion and sending clear messages.
> >
> > *re: user*
> > A user benefits from the contributions. He/she or them (the organisation)
> > can happily do so without ever interacting with a projects community.
> They
> > may even be a subscriber to any or all mailing lists of the ASF without
> > ever posting anything to a mailing list. They may also enhance the works
> of
> > a project without sharing it with the project. Hence the part about users
> > contributing should removed from the definition.
> You've not said *why* you think that users can't be contributors. That's
> totally at odds with the inclusive communities we're trying to build
> here. A developer can also be a user, a user can also be a contributor.
> The roles *do* overlap and that's what the current definitions describe.
> Which of course does not meant that they *have* to overlap in any
> particular case.
> It ain't broken so don't try to fix it. You're the first person I've
> ever heard of who thinks there should be a wall between users and
> developers.
> -- Brane

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