Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Mon, 8 May 2000 06:34:12 -0500
From:      Mike Pritchard <mpp@mppsystems.com>
To:        Doug Barton <DougB@gorean.org>
Cc:        Nik Clayton <nik@FreeBSD.ORG>, Sean Kelly <kelly@ad1440.net>, doc@FreeBSD.ORG, jim@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Credit where it's due
Message-ID:  <20000508063412.D64839@mppsystems.com>
In-Reply-To: <39164DE7.F99E6DE5@gorean.org>; from DougB@gorean.org on Sun, May 07, 2000 at 10:17:27PM -0700
References:  <000001bfb49e$f2a33d40$24d39580@jpl.nasa.gov> <20000504030430.A21461@catkin.nothing-going-on.org> <39164DE7.F99E6DE5@gorean.org>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 10:17:27PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Nik Clayton wrote:
> 
> 	My personal preference would be that the credit show up along with the
> work. However, in order to avoid the insanity in points three and four
> above, I'd say that this would be an acceptable compromise if the weight
> of opinion goes against keeping the credit in the chapter. 

How about using man pages as an example.  Most of our added on
utilities w/man pages include a AUTHORS section which credits
the person who wrote the utility, and sometimes the actual author
of the manual page (if different than the person who wrote the utility).

I know I was a little annoyed when I noticed my credit on the
quota section of the handbook was removed, even though it looks 
like it is still at least 90% of my original text.  I then did
a little checking to see if we just weren't doing that in the
handbook anymore (I haven't done anything with the handbook in a long
time, so I wasn't sure), but found that some sections still had the 
original credits, and some didn't.

-Mike
-- 
Mike Pritchard
mpp@FreeBSD.org or mpp@mppsystems.com


To Unsubscribe: send mail to majordomo@FreeBSD.org
with "unsubscribe freebsd-doc" in the body of the message




Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?20000508063412.D64839>