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Credits for testers and bisectors

Credits for testers and bisectors

Posted May 28, 2008 20:18 UTC (Wed) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625)
In reply to: Getting the right kind of contributions by NAR
Parent article: Getting the right kind of contributions

Two examples to look at: security advisories and newspaper bylines.

Vendor security advisories are good at crediting the person who reported a security bug -- why
not something similar for anyone who runs a "git bisect" session that results in a fix, or
builds and tests a patch? 

The old-school newspaper rule is that if you see a byline of "Mary Example and Joe Random"
then Mary was the one on-scene telling about the events to Joe, who actually wrote the copy.
Maybe the kernel could do something similar for lengthy troubleshooting sessions.

(And credit all whitespace fixes to whitespace-wanker@kernel.org and all spelling fixes to
spelling-wanker@kernel.org ?)


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