mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 3 20:34:45 BST 2006
On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 08:14:59AM -0500, Rocco Stanzione wrote:
> I've submitted a few patches, and some of them have been merged. Of those,
> some of them were attributed to me in the changelog and some were not.
> I'm sure the mysterious motivations for contributors to free software differ
> from developer to developer, but no small part of my personal motivation is
> to see my name in a changelog, which will eventually be a google hit, which
> may at some point contribute to my ability to get a better job. Is there no
> policy to attribute patches to their contributors? To be honest (with
> myself) this probably has a little to do with ego, but it has more to do, I
> think, with credit where it's due - thanking programmers, translators,
> proofreaders, packagers etc. for their efforts in a small but important way.
> If no such policy exists, I propose that it be created.
No, there is no formal policy on attributions, though it is considered to be
in good taste to credit substantial contributions in this way.
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