[maemo-community] Purpose of "Author"-field on maemo.org/downloads?

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at nemein.com
Date: Thu Feb 26 08:10:40 EET 2009

2009/2/25 Oskar Welzl <lists at welzl.info>:
>  Add the authors of this application here. Multiple authors are allowed.
> What exactly is the intented purpose of this field? Should it really contain only the author, the person(s) who
> wrote the original code? Or would you list a maintainer/uploader there, somebody who made existing code
> available to tablet users through re-packaging, uploading to a repository or thelike?

If the app was originally written for maemo, then it is a good idea to
add the people writing the software. If it is a port of existing Linux
software, then add the people who did the port.

The authors field is used for karma calculation, so add the people you
want to receive karma for the app :-)

> Oskar


Henri Bergius
Nemein - Web Craftsmanship

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