[haiku-development] Re: AboutSystem window credits (was: Testing the poll)

  • From: "Jorge Mare" <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:39:47 -0700

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2008-08-29 at 03:05:37 [+0200], Jorge Mare <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 1) Team Leads list
> It was my impression that before the admin team was disbandonded most people
> seemed to agree that the list should just be merged with the developer list. I
> guess only nobody got around to do that yet.

I honestly don't recall, but that alone would be better than the
status quo. However...

>> 2) Length of the Developers and Contributors lists

>> Haiku
>>   Copyright 2001 - 2008 Haiku, Inc.
>>   <url>http://haiku-os.org</url>
> This reminds me, that this is not even accurate. Most code is copyright by the
> individual authors.

I would have expected the opposite, as the coding guidelines
recommends using Haiku Inc. copyright holder + a list of authors as
the preferred format. But if it as you say, the present notice is not
accurate, then it should be changed accordingly, although it is not
clear to me what that should be or if the notice is even needed (as I
suppose all source code files have a copyright notice after all).

>> Project Leaders
>>   Axel Dorfler
> ("Dörfler" (or "Doerfler" when an "ö" is not at hand))
>>   Ingo Weinhold
>>   Stephan Assmuss
> ("Aßmus" (or "Assmus" when an "ß" is not at hand))
> I certainly don't claim to be a "project leader", besides that there is no
> such position. It was agreed that the developers (with commit access) would
> make development related decisions, if necessary by vote.

There may have never been a formal declaration, but I don't think
anyone will deny that you are the leading figures of the project in
terms of both contribution and authority. I think this would simply
formalize what has been a de facto status.

That being said, merging the team leaders and developers lists is
better than what there is now (although not perfect).

> I'm generally not opposed to moving the lists online, though there are also
> alternatives, like linking to a local document, which has the advantages that
> one doesn't need internet access to read it and that it will reflect the
> credits belonging to the installed version of Haiku.

You are right: a local file could be an better alternative (for the
reasons you state). But the question remains of whether it will be
properly maintained or not.


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