[openstack-dev] [openstack-tc] Proposal to recognize indirect contributions to our code base
annegentle at justwriteclick.com
Mon Nov 11 17:39:35 UTC 2013
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> 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).
> This also has a tendency to just recognize feature adds, and not common
> work. Lack of or minimal contributions to common work by some
> organizations is already a pretty big problem in various parts of
Great point. I'm also trying to point out that common areas like doc could
use the attention and would give attribution. Also trying to focus on
users, and avoid a "how it's made" focus. But clearly ongoing maintenance
is a concern with "sponsored" patches.
> Russell Bryant
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