Andreas Köhler at
Sat Mar 8 14:56:14 EST 2008


On Sa, 2008-03-08 at 18:50 +0100, Andreas Köhler wrote:
> On Di, 2008-03-04 at 11:07 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > My personal opinion is that the AUTHORS files should be dealt with
> > in the same way that the Linux AUTHORS file is dealt with..  When
> > someone donates a patch they're welcome to include a diff to the
> > AUTHORS file, too.  If they want to be in the file, they can.  If
> > they don't, they don't have to.
> > 
> > Is there any particular reason to change this philosophy?  It works
> > great for Linux and it's a much bigger project than we are.
> My main concern is that contributors need to be encouraged for that
> philosophy to work.  I fear that otherwise the file will become more and
> more out-dated.
> As so far not a lot of people seem to favor such a drastic change as
> proposed initially, I wonder whether we should at least make the
> philosophy above transparent to everybody.

I just noticed that there is even a bulleted item at the bottom of
README.svn which gives the impression that it is the job of the
committer to add new authors.

Another ¢.

-- andi5

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