Recommended Change to Author LIsting in Documentation

Chris Good chris.good at
Mon Dec 12 00:48:49 EST 2016

> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:49:38 +0500
> From: "David T." <sunfish62 at>
> To: "David T. via gnucash-devel" <gnucash-devel at>
> Subject: Recommended Change to Author LIsting in Documentation
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> Hi,
> In response to seeing yet another new user sending a support request
> directly to one of the people mentioned in the documentation, I created
> 775919 (
> <>) as a proposed
> change to the way that the docs present the author attributions. In that 
> bug,
> I state:
> I recommend the following:
> 1) Remove all individual names and email addresses from the documentation
> title page, and replace them with a general attribution to "The GnuCash
> Documentation Team." Since the current copyright is to this entity, I
> this is not only convenient, but also more accurate than the current list.
> 2) Place a large note on the title page identifying gnucash-users as the 
> proper
> location to which to direct help requests. Section 2.4.2 is clearly not
> prominent enough for new users.
> 3) Retain the list of contributors that show on the title page verso. I
> note
> that this list omits email addresses. In addition, add a note there about 
> who
> and what the GnuCash Documentation Team is.
> I propose: "The GnuCash Documentation Team is a self-designated group of
> GnuCash users and developers who have volunteered to write this
> documentation for the benefit of the broader user base. People who are
> interested in joining this group are encouraged to express their interest
> the GnuCash lists (gnucash-users and gnucash-devel) for further
> John Ralls thought that this change should be run past the Devel list, and

> so
> here I am, giving it a run. As one of the named contributors, I personally
> would prefer that my email not be included in the documentation, but I
> defer to the general interest of the group.
> Cheers,
> David T.

Hi David,

Sounds good to me.
A link to would be good.

Chris Good

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