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From Sebastian Schelter <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Call to action – Mahout needs your help
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:35:42 GMT
Hi Mike,

> Regarding attribution, I saw it mentioned elsewhere in this thread and I
> noticed it myself so I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. While it seems like
> a small thing, I wonder whether instituting the Hadoopish "Contributed by
> so-and-so" in commit messages to assign credit for patches by
> non-committers would be help make contributors feel more appreciated for
> their work. Especially if you want to encourage people to contribute lots
> of small patches on their way to committership. Alternatively, putting
> "(Joe Newbie via Jim Veteran)" into every commit also acknowledges the
> committer/reviewer, which is not an easy job and can help people feel
> appreciated for that work as well.

Giraph has a changelog file [1] that mentions the committer and
contributor for each commit. Do you think introducing such a file would
be a way to provide the desired attribution?

Best,
Sebastian

[1] https://github.com/apache/giraph/blob/trunk/CHANGELOG


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