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Subject svn commit: r386938 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2006 07:53:15 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Sat Mar 18 23:53:14 2006
New Revision: 386938

Add another useful paragraph about "Contribution and acknowledgement"
using rgardler's words from the mailing list.
This whole section still needs some fine-tuning and more content.


Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml Sat Mar 18 23:53:14 2006
@@ -653,6 +653,16 @@
       individual leadership.
+       In an Open Source Project, or more importantly, a project developed
+       using an open process, such as Apache Forrest, most contributions of actual
+       code are supported by, or at least *should* be supported by, design
+       discussion, oversight, testing, documentation, bug fixes and much more.
+       No code contribution is an independent unit of work (or should not be).
+       It is therefore impossible to credit individual contributors, it is
+       simply unmanageable, even if it is possible to identify each part of a
+       contribution.
+    </p>
+    <p>
       At Apache Forrest we use the following method to provide recognition:

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