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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [project policy] Author credit and attribution
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2005 19:10:18 GMT

On Oct 3, 2005, at 3:05 PM, acoliver@apache.org wrote:

> 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.

This issue certainly isn't beyond discussion (given the fact that  
we're having a discussion...)

geir

>
>
>> 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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>
>
> -- 
> Andrew C. Oliver
> SuperLink Software, Inc.
>
> Java to Excel using POI
> http://www.superlinksoftware.com/services/poi
> Commercial support including features added/implemented, bugs fixed.
>
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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