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Re: [HACKERS] Time to update list of contributors

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Time to update list of contributors
Date: 2007-11-28 16:20:04
Message-ID: 20071128082004.51950ea0@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:46:36 +0000
Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:


> I should also point out that the contributor list has always included
> people who have contributed to non-core community projects in the past
> as well - psqlODBC, the JDBC driver, pgInstaller, pgAccess, pgAdmin,
> infrastructure/web etc.  so Josh's update should not necessarily
> remove those people (though an argument could be made for giving
> those people their own section).

This list seems to be oddly designed anyway. Who is a developer? Is a
developer different than a -hacker? 

Not to mention there don't seem to be any defined rules. I asked Berkus
and his reply was, "It has always been a little fuzzy". I asked Devrim
and he gave me 5 bullet points that don't quite make sense.

Further I think this list is in the wrong place. It is
under /developers which to mean is most intuitive to information "for"
developers not a listing of them.

I think the listing should probably go under about/contributors and
under contributors would be:

   Core <-- this is obvious
   Committers <-- this is obvious the only question is it only
committers to the source tree or do we want to give equal billing to
the -www guys (I think yes to equal billing)
   Members (really I think this should be contributors but then it is
duplicative)
   Hacker Emeritus
   Special Thanks (not sure about this, but basically this is "others")



Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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