Changing the colophon

Noriko Mizumoto noriko at
Tue Mar 25 01:40:40 UTC 2008

Paul W. Frields wrote:
> Our release notes "Colophon," which lists all the people who have
> contributed to the Release Notes, always accumulates names.  In the
> past, we've never stripped out any old names.
> However, there is an important question we should resolve:  How do we go
> forward from here?  Options include:
> 1.  Leave all the names on the list.
>   a. ...because figuring out when someone's individual contributions are
> gone is REALLY hard, and people should be credited for that work as long
> as we think it might still be in the Release Notes or a translation
> somewhere.
>   b. ...because people drift in and out of Fedora Project work, and
> shuffling names might not be a good use of time.
> 2.  Erase the whole list and start over each cycle.
>   a. ...because this is reflective of who's working hard on writing,
> editing, translating, and packaging this edition.
>   b. ...because it's easier to track and makes for a more sane length
> and meaningful content for the Colophon.
We still can see the contributors' names who worked previous version(s) 
in those version's colophon, can't we?

> There are probably other options but they all involve some give and
> take, and more work overall.  These options are equally easy to
> maintain, I think; we just need to discuss them publicly and then pick.
> The FDSCo should probably decide on a policy in Wednesday's meeting, but
> it would be good to hear what the L10N and Docs communities think.

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