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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Proper credits

From: Jim Segrave
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Proper credits
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:42:14 +0200
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On Wed 13 Aug 2003 (16:06 +0000), Joern Thyssen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:28:05PM -0300, Albert Silver wrote
> > This was posted in the GammonLine forum which I am forwarding to the
> > mailing list:
> > 
> > Well, I don't feel like doing all of the mathematical homework for the
> > gnu team, particularly given how many of my ideas and suggestions have
> > been absorbed by gnu without any attribution to me whatsoever. 
> I would have prefered that you told us directly instead of posting it
> on a website that has no public access.
> Of course you deserve credit, and I have no idea why you're not listed
> in the credits. I can assure that you have not been left out on purpose.
> I urge anyone else who is not listed in the credits and think they
> should be to write to the list or any of the developers.

I've followed up to Albert's posting with this;

Actually, I thought (but hadn't checked) that Douglas Zare was already
in the credit roll. He certainly should be (and shortly will be), as
he has often contributed very useful commentary and corrections on a
wide variety of topics in the developer's mailing lists, as well as in
other forums, such as this one and r.g.b. He also took the time to
personally answer some queries from me, both in re. j.s.d.s and
earlier on a variety of subjects. Not being in the credits list is, in
my opinion, an oversight for which I think I can safely apologise on
behalf of all the developers. It's often hard to credit individuals
for ideas, as many of the developments in gnubg are the result of
ideas tossed back and forth between various people on the mailing
list, newsgroups, this forum etc. Eventually the idea gets sufficient
clarity and someone has the interest and time to implement it. At that
point it's often hard to recall where the idea began. 

Jim Segrave           address@hidden

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