Re: How to Increase Contributions from Volunteers
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 11:39:55 +0100, Andreas Schuldei <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> Please realize that there is a difference between people who want to
>> *contribute* above average and *people* below average.
> I am not sure I want "below average" contributions, if you are
> talking about quality. If you are talking about dilettantes, heck,
> the can contribute via patches sent to the BTS. Recognition should be
> commensurate with the effort spent; tyros and dilettantes get less
> recognition than people who are committed to the project and do the
> heavy lifting.
In the case of someone who attaches a patch to a bug report, I think
getting a mention in the Debian (or upstream) ChangeLog is sufficient.
I generally also even mention bug submitters in the Debian changelog,
as a way of thanking them for the time they took to identify and
investigate a bug. I treat both fellow developers and non-developers
the same in this respect.
Realistically, what more can we do?
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