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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Feature sponsorship proposal
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:11:17 GMT
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Antonio Petrelli
<antonio.petrelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/4/8, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com>:
>
> >
>  > Would be good to clear this with the PRC - I seem to recall a similar
>  > discussion where a project was crediting a company for a couple of
>  > free licenses and someone from the PRC pointed out that it might upset
>  > the official ASF sponsors[1] if they other companies were seen to be
>  > getting recognition without donating hard cash.
>
>  There are other ways of "donation" than simple cash, and IMHO all
>  contributors deserve a mention.

Right, but in this case were talking about the corporations that
contributors work for. Personally I think this is a can of worms, but
if the PRC says its OK then I won't object.

Niall

>  For example, take OpenOffice.org, where every patch is "assimilated" into
>  the codebase with no credit at all (at least in Apache the contribution is
>  recorded somewhere).
>  Probably a "Credits" file inside the distribution is enough, or better, a
>  page similar to the "Volunteers" page (without all the stories :-) ) could
>  show our wish to thank all the people who contribute.
>
>  Antonio
>

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