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From "Antonio Petrelli" <>
Subject Re: Contributors list (WAS: Re: Feature sponsorship proposal)
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:22:13 GMT
2008/4/9, Martin Cooper <>:
> If we had been adding contributors to the POM from the beginning of
> Struts,
> the POM would have several hundred lines of contributor information in it
> by
> now.

I got your point, in fact Struts (1 and 2) is a really big and popular
project, so the number of contributors is very large. If you don't like
putting it into the POM, why not a simple text file as Frank W. Zammetti
suggested? Moreover, we could force the contributor to check the presence of
his/her name in the file and post a patch for it too (otherwise, his/her
name won't appear).

I promise you, it will lead to insignificant patch
> submissions from people whose sole reason for submitting them is to get
> their name "in lights" on the Struts web site.

It seems like you already lived a situation like this :-D Anyway, if this
solution is not feasible, it's not a problem. I wanted only to explain the
situation from a contributor standpoint (not mine obviously :-) ).


> Martin Cooper
> >
> > I haven't had time to even start catching up with the thread that
> spawned
> > > this one, but note that AFAIK we cannot give attribution to companies
> > for
> > > contributions to the project, due to the nature of the foundation.
> >
> >
> >
> > In this thread I wish to talk about individuals, not companies.
> >
> > Antonio
> >

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