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From acoli...@apache.org
Subject Re: [project policy] Author credit and attribution
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2005 19:05:08 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> 
> I was just discussing it to find out what people thought about the  
> general subject.  I didn't call for a vote.
> 

Right and I was stating that I don't think anyone should.

> That said, this is an Apache project in the Incubator, and one of the  
> objectives is to create an Apache community, in accordance with the  
> collective experience of the foundation.
> 

That doesn't sound like a discussion.  That sounds like putting the 
issue beyond discussion.

> Now, putting aside the "author tags in code" idea for a second, do  you 
> have any problems with having the committers page like httpd does?
> 

Nope.

> I was thinking we'd have the committer list at the top, and below  that 
> a section that lists the 'bulk contributions' starting with  david's.
> 

okay.

> geir
> 
> 
>>
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>
>>> What?  I was talking about having a contributor page *and* an  
>>> AUTHORS  file, independent of the in-file author tag issue, and  
>>> quite frankly,  I think we should do it now as people are  
>>> contributing.  If anyone  has a real problem with the httpd-style  
>>> committers page and tracking  AUTHORS in a file, please speak up.
>>> And I know you weren't intentionally dissing non-coding  
>>> contributions  to Harmony, but we should be clear that code isn't  
>>> the only thing  that matters.  It's clearly very important, but as  
>>> this is going to  be a big project, we welcome any and all help :)
>>> geir
>>> On Oct 3, 2005, at 1:10 PM, acoliver@apache.org wrote:
>>>
>>>> BTW, I think it is too early for this to go to a vote.  Right  now,  
>>>> all of the binding votes would be cast by people who  haven't  
>>>> written any code on the project.  I would favor  addressing this  
>>>> issue once there are some active committers.   For now 
>>>> laissez-faire  should rule.
>>>>
>>>> -Andy
>>>>
>>>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Oct 3, 2005, at 11:48 AM, Dan Lydick wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have looked at the HTTPD contributors page and I like it.
>>>>>> I have also looked at the AUTHORS file in Archie Cobbs' code
>>>>>> and I like it as well.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If I had to choose between the two, I'd choose both.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> That was my intention.  On the website where it's easy to point   
>>>>> to  and easy for people to find, and one in the code so that as   
>>>>> you way,  it carries with the source.
>>>>> Thanks Dan.
>>>>> geir
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Andrew C. Oliver
>> SuperLink Software, Inc.
>>
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>>
> 


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