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Re: [HACKERS] Time to update list of contributors

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: "Magnus Hagander" <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, "Stefan Kaltenbrunner" <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <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 18:39:55
Message-ID: 20071128103955.6822dafb@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 12:33:52 -0600
"Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> wrote:

> >>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 11:34 AM, in message
> >>> <474DA6C1(dot)4070605(at)hagander(dot)net>,
> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote: 
>  
> > We don't generally add anybody who just provides a single patch,
> > ever. They go in the release notes, but we only add people who've
> > been around for a while to this list at all.
>  
> I'm not sure what the point of the list is, but I had assumed that
> one reason for publishing it was to show the scope of the community.
> Wouldn't advocacy be better served by listing all the contributors,
> even those who have contributed for the first time in that release?
>  
> Is there some risk there that I'm missing, a matter of the effort
> to gather the information, or to avoid offending more regular
> contributors?

Well to me, it is to acknowledge active community members which can be
used as a tool for advocacy.

A list that contains 3000 names does no one any good, we might as well
just dump the mailing list subscribers :). However a reasonably managed
list that shows strength in not only numbers but a solid base of
frequent contributors, show duration and maturity within the project.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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> -Kevin
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