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Re: [HACKERS] Time to update list of contributors

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, 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 17:44:48
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:34:57 +0100
Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:

> > Now that seems reasonable. 
> > 
> > Core
> > Regular contributors
> > Occasional contributors
> > Past contributors
> > 
> > Core and Regular should be on the same page.
> > Occasional and Past on another? (At a minimum we can't have Past on
> > the same page it would get too large).
> Man, I'm glad I DB:ified that page a couple of months back :-P

Me too... I wasn't looking forward to writing the patch ;)

> Do we really need separate pages, though? We already have the
> distinction that major developers (in your case, that would be Regular
> ones, I guess) are listed in full details, and other contributors are
> just listed with name.

I would be fine with that.

> I still think we should keep "Hackers Emeritus" (you may rename it).
> The people on that list are way more than just "past contributors"

*shrug* I don't really have a better name and I agree that we should
give props so...

Regular contributors
Hackers Emeritus
Occasional contributors
Past contributors


> > I don't like major and minor because a one line patch that saves
> > someone from loosing all there data is a major contribution but we
> > may never hear from the person again.
> 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 think, at least, but as has
> already been told there are no strict policies...

Fair enough but I think the point is still relevant, in that we really
don't want to state specifically what a "Major" contributor is, I think
it opens us up to more bad mojo than just saying you are either a
regular contributor, or not :)


Joshua D. Drake

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