I totally agree.  However, in the past, we always asked frequent contributors if they would like to join the team, and as part of their response we typically clarified the level of involvement, the status, the access and the areas where they would like to contribute.  Hence, I don't know if there is something that we need to change here.

Some people prefer to just contact me or the core team when they can't contribute anymore, others like to send an email to the dev alias and others just disappear.  We typically cleanup the "commit access / dev" list every now and then and hence the access for the people who just disappeared is removed until they ask for it back, which never happened yet for this class of people.

I would be happy to take any feedback on this process.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM, <brianm@districtsupport.com> wrote:

It just occurred to me that a developer/contributor might prefer to be listed differently due to a potential 'conflict of interest'.  Perhaps it would be good if a contributor could SELECT their grade (or even their existence) on the lists... up to whatever grade corresponds to their 'Access Level'. 

So if the Mantis project ends up going in a different direction than they can support, they can "unfriend" without offending.  I certainly don't think any contributor should be listed beyond their comfort level.  More coding than a manually maintained list but it would be a nice feature for Mantis too...

What do you think?
Brian

On Fri, January 8, 2010 at 2:49 am,  Victor Boctor wrote:

Ryan, it was great working with you.  Feel free to contribute or re-join the team any time in the future.  I also don't want you or anyone else to under estimate how much help it is for us to lurk around in the bug tracker / forums / irc and answer questions and help filtering out the noise from the signal.

Thanks again.

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Ryan Schmidt ryandesign@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

On Jan 6, 2010, at 13:23, Siebrand Mazeland wrote:

> I strongly object to your removal from the credits list; you may not be
> active, but your legacy lives on, and for that you should remain credited
> forever!
In that case, I would feel more comfortable if I were listed under Contributors rather than Developers. I had plans to do more when I signed up for commit access, but due to other commitments it never really materialized, and all I think I was able to contribute was patches for a few bugs and some assistance answering questions on the list and in the issue tracker.



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