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Re: [HACKERS] Uniform policy for author credits in contrib module documentation?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Uniform policy for author credits in contrib module documentation?
Date: 2007-12-07 16:08:30
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
>> Historically, the only way to troubleshoot some of the contrib modules 
>> was to e-mail the author.  If people think that we've reached a standard 
>> that everything in /contrib is now well-documented and supported by the 
>> general community, the I suppose we don't need contact information.  I'm 
>> not so sure myself.
> 
> I do not think that we should encourage people to mail the authors first
> rather than pgsql-bugs.  For one thing, a lot of those addresses are
> dead, and some of the ones that aren't don't respond especially fast.
> 
> If the community-at-large can't handle a bug, we certainly have enough
> institutional memory to try to contact the original author, even if that
> address isn't in the SGML docs.
> 

Perhaps the at a minimum the email goes in the commit?

Joshua D. Drake


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