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From Alexandro Colorado <...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: "Some of our contributors" page
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:07:00 GMT
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 11:28, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Jun 18, 2011, at 8:02 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> As was noted, we now have a basic web site set up for the project:
> >>
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/
> >>
> >> I'd like to draw attention to the "Some of our contributors" page in
> >> particular:
> >>
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/people.html
> >>
> >> From what I can tell, the intent of this page is to acknowledge
> contributors
> >> to the project.  And my sense was that this meant more than just
> committers.
> >>
> >> I added my own name, based on my contribution to getting the initial web
> >> site started.  But I think this is probably worth having a discussion
> on,
> >> especially since others, whose name has not been added, have also made
> >> recent contributions.
> >>
> >> Question: How should this page be managed?  Is there an Apache
> requirement
> >> for how this is handled?  Or does each project set its own rules?  If
> the
> >> later, what rules do we want?  Do we want this to be comprehensive? Or
> >> highlight only the "top contributors", by some definition.
> >>
> >> Personally, I'd favor acknowledging many, rather than few.
> >
> > Most projects (all?) have a roster of the PMC and committers.
> >
> > http://tomcat.apache.org/whoweare.html
> > http://poi.apache.org/who.html
> > http://pdfbox.apache.org/team-list.html
> > http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/team.html
> > http://httpd.apache.org/contributors/
> >
> > The HTTPD Server project has Major Contributors as well with a big thank
> you to Rob McCool.
> >
> > I really think that the OOo should follow a pattern like these. The HTTPD
> roster includes greater detail. This might be good.
>
> Ha!! That thing is *soooooo* out of date, it isn't even funny. In
> short, it is totally unmaintained. I dunno that you want to use that
> as a reference :-P
>
> To answer Rob's question: it is an issue for each project to decide.
>
> Apache Subversion doesn't have a "people" page. We consider it a team
> thing, rather than about individuals. People get their recognition via
> commit logs :-P ... Is the project about doing great work, or about
> getting your name in lights?
>

Sometimes both sometime one or the other. The answers vary greatly in my
experience.


>
> Cheers,
> -g
>

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*Alexandro Colorado*
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