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Re: Crediting reviewers & bug-reporters in the release notes

From: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Crediting reviewers & bug-reporters in the release notes
Date: 2011-06-17 19:36:34
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On 06/17/2011 02:15 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> So, new policy: no names in the release notes, and we update the
> contributor list with each release?

I still have a TODO here to prototype something on the wiki to help 
track sponsored features better.  We'd have to do that better in a big 
way if the release notes are moving in this direction.  It's already way 
too difficult to get people to sponsor features, both for the sponsor 
and for the people developing it, and this will push some distance 
toward making it harder.

Right now developers can point to the release notes and say "there's a 
feature like that I helped develop" when trying to convince someone to 
fund a similar new feature.  If the new state of things is that they are 
just one name on a long contributor list, and you have to hit the 
individual git commits to confirm what people actually did, it will be a 
significant step backwards in that situation.  The companies who fund 
features don't have time for that sort of thing.

Greg Smith   2ndQuadrant US    greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com   Baltimore, MD
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