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Re: Canonical list of contributors

Ok. minor will do, but i simply mean it would be nice to have some
mechanism to discourage developers from failing to contribute
contributers. Maybe sufficant verbiage would suffice. (personally i'd
love to see somthing like this in policy, as i think contribution is a
first class object of debian, but thats pie-in-the-sky-forget-i-said-it

Rob Taylor

On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 21:59:45 -0700, "Ben Pfaff" <blp@cs.stanford.edu>
> "Rob Taylor" <robtaylor@fastmail.fm> writes:
> > Is there no way we can automate this? My feeling is that everyone who has
> > a name on a changelog should be listed as a contributor. It would also be
> > nice to have some policy that says not listing a patch contributor in a
> > changelog is a serious bug.
> "serious"?  I don't see how it rates anything higher than
> "minor."  Not mentioning a patch contributor's name is "a problem
> which doesn't affect the package's usefulness, and is presumably
> trivial to fix," matching the BTS description of "minor."  It
> certainly doesn't warrant release-critical status, which
> "serious" would make it.  We always have enough bugs holding up
> release that we don't need to artificially create more.
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