[openstack-dev] Proposal to recognize indirect contributions to our code base

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 17:36:16 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:27:35PM -0500, Russell Bryant wrote:
> On 11/11/2013 12:09 PM, Anne Gentle wrote:
> > What about something with attribution in the docs for the feature? Can
> > we play around with that a while? Attribution is going to have to be
> > incorporated better into the docs for the CC By licensing anyway. Any
> > thoughts on docs as placement for "This feature brought to you by
> > <insert rewarded upstreamer here>" We need to play with the words more.
> > Sponsored by brings up ickies for me, sounds like it turns others off
> > too. Let's be careful with wording and placement both.
> This sounds like it could get really messy.  Once a feature goes in, it
> becomes a collaboration between many people over time.  It sounds like
> it would get into the same situation as our copyright headers in source
> files (wildly incomplete).

I think that's a very good point about the distinction between initial
dev work vs ongoing maintenance of it. I don't think we want todo something
which puts too much emphasis on the initial dev work, at the cost of the
ongoing maint work that follows.

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