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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: I'd like to make some contributions
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:20:21 GMT

> Perhaps this page needs a section entitled "What to do if my patch gets 
> ignored".  It could go something like this:
> Because Apache has only a small number of volunteer developers, and 
> these developers are often very busy, it is possible that your patch 
> will not receive any immediate feedback.  Here are some suggestions on 
> what you can do in this case:
> 1. Encourage other Apache users to review and test your patch, and then 
> append a note to the bug report with the details.  Developers are much 
> more likely to review and commit a patch if they see that it has been 
> widely tested.
> 2. Post to the developers list with the bug number included as specified 
> above, pointing out your patch and why you feel it is important.  Feel 
> free to do this about once a week and continue until you get a response. 
> Just be sure to be polite about it, since the developers are unlikely to 
> respond to rude messages.
> Joshua.
Good advice from Joshua.  Developers on this list rarely 'intentionally' ignore contributions.
Be persistent 
but not rude.


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