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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice Credits?
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:29:21 GMT

On 13 Mar 2012, at 21:26, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 13 Mar 2012, at 21:18, Rob Weir wrote:
>> 
>>> The "about" box in the dev snapshots says:
>>> 
>>> "Apache OpenOffice acknowledges all community members, especially
>>> those mentioned at http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html"
>>> 
>>> But that page has not been updated.
>>> 
>>> Was this page just manually updated, or do we generate it from some data file?
>>> 
>>> What criteria do we use for inclusion?
>>> 
>>> Do we want to make a page for "legacy" contributors and then have the
>>> main page be for "current" ones?
>>> 
>>> I'm not proposing any particular solution.  I'm just noting that the
>>> current stale data probably pleases no few of us.
>> 
>> Is the phrase still an appropriate thing to have there now the project is no longer
controlled by Sun? As I recall its original purpose was to ensure it was not just the Sun
developers who were acknowledged (the Sun logo was also prominently displayed).
>> 
> 
> Are you questioning the phrase "community members"?

No, the whole phrase:
> "Apache OpenOffice acknowledges all community members, especially
> those mentioned at http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html"

It seems odd for an Apache project to make this statement.

S.
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