Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

sankarshan foss.mailinglists at
Fri Feb 19 01:42:09 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:02 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:

> In some writing he's been doing lately, Greg DeKoenigsberg has offered
> this definition: A contributor is someone a community actively relies
> upon for help.  Someone who makes a regular contribution of some
> number of edits per month would fall into this category, while someone
> who only does one or two changes ever would be less like a contributor
> and more like a casual participant (I think Greg called this role
> "collaborator").

What is the upside of bringing on the new term "collaborator" ? Does
it help us look at our participant base with more granularity or, does
it go beyond that ?

sankarshan mukhopadhyay

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