[mapserver-dev] credits

Lime, Steve D (DNR) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Wed Nov 14 12:54:32 PST 2012

Yup, a tough one. I guess I'd favor adding funding credits (if the organization approves it) alongside feature additions in release notes only (and not trying to maintain some separate document). That way the contribution is noted in the context of the work. If a new feature or major bug fix is big enough to make the release notes then that's the criteria for noting the support.


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From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] credits

On 12-11-14 1:37 PM, thomas bonfort wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM, Jeff McKenna 
> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
> wrote:
>     On 12-11-14 2:06 PM, thomas bonfort wrote:
>      > (starting a new thread after comments on the 6.2 announce thread)
>      >
>      > Are we stepping in a grey area by explicitely citing funding
>     companies
>      > in our credits page? I have nothing against it and am supportive
>     of the
>      > idea, but would like to make sure that we're not leaving other
>      > supporters out. And in that case, where do we draw a line as to
>     when a
>      > funding is considered important enough to make it to the credits
>     page ?
>      >
>     I only added the bottom 2 bullets at
>     https://github.com/mapserver/docs/blob/branch-6-2/en/copyright.txt
> yes, I know, and am supportive of this. My question is if we are going 
> down this way, shouldn't we be adding more?

I have the same general questioning and don't have the answer.

I'm also supportive of giving credit to contributors/supporters, I feel that this is important but I just don't know how.  As with any list, when you start listing people/orgs you are bound to forget some (who could be upset). You also need to draw a arbitrary line somewhere to decide which contributions are worth mentioning...

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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