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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: OpenOffice Credits?
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:58:00 GMT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:52:43 -0400
Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Raphael Bircher
> <rbircher@apache.org> wrote:
> > Am 13.03.12 22:18, schrieb Rob Weir:
> >> 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?
> > As I know, this is only a list of people who field a SCA (Sun
> > Copyright Agreement) but I'm not 100% sure. I'm not there for
> > exemple.
> >>
> 
> So what do we have for AOO?
> 
> - We have a list of committers
> 
> - We have another list of people who have signed ICLAs and
> indicated they were interested in AOO.
> 
> - We have a list of everyone who has committed to Subversion.
> This is a subset of the committers.  Due to our use of
> Subversion, any patch by a 3rd party would need to be applied
> and committed via a committer.
> 
> - We have a list of everyone who as contributed bug reports
> 
> - We have a list of forum volunteers
> 
> - We have a list of everyone who as contributed to maintaining
> the website, the wikis, etc., both project members and Apache
> Infra (and now Source Forge as well)
> 
> - We have a list of everyone who subscribes or posts to the
> mailing lists
> 
> So it takes a lot of people to make a project like this succeed.
> Listing them all would be great.  Trying to list them all, but
> failing, would risk offending those that we leave out.
> 
> So I think my emerging preference is to list everyone, or to
> list no one, but make a generic statement thanking the "many
> volunteers who have made this release possible" or similar.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >
> 

A list of specific contributors will almost certainly _always_ be
wrong and need to much maintenance to maintain (even though
wrong!), so a general statement thanking the many who have
contributed to this project in any way seems most appropriate.


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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