[CentOS-docs] Authorship and Attribution

Thu Apr 16 20:51:53 UTC 2009
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 04:40:53PM -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> A question on authorship and attribution policy for the Wiki.  I
> originally credited Alan Bartlett for the page content on
> HowTos/ConfigureNewVideoCard, but he was not comfortable with that and
> the reference got removed in the edit process.  I generally do not
> include my name on Wiki pages I create, but it is fairly common
> practice.   Should there be a statement in the Guidelines covering this
> area?

It might be a good idea. I don't recollect seeing anything in the
guidelines.  It seems that the last person to edit a page is shown at
the end of an article, implying they're the original author.  I remember
making a very very trivial edit to the FreeNX article after running
into, and solving, a minor issue, and later getting an email from
someone who thought that I was the primary author--simply because my
name was at the end of the article. 

Scott Robbins
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mysterious black-clad-hunk-of-a-knight-thing?
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