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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 and all spelling fixes to ?)

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