[maemo-developers] author vs packager/maintainter Re: "Donate $x" button on Packages and/or Downloads

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Mon Jan 25 11:14:53 EET 2010
Matan Ziv-Av wrote:
> For example, looking at this page:
> http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/vim/
> I see that you (together with Marius Gedminas) wrote this marvelous text 
> editor, which in my estimation took thousands of work hours, so I'll 
> happily donate to you. Does this sound fair?

Good point. And it is not only about donations. It is about giving 
proper credit. And also about accountability - similar issue is curently 
discussed in "Maemo extras repository package uploader/maintainer 

There should be a way to specify and see original authors (upstream 
project) and Maemo maintainter/packager.

I have same problem with ScummVM. I don't like being mentioned as 
'Author'. Previously I had the homepage link pointing to my page too 
(with maemo specific help) but later changed it to www.scummvm.org to 
make it clear I am not the author.

And BTW at that time it was possible to tag wiki page with downloads 
project name and the link to such page was visible in downloads. I used 
it for having extra link to maemo specific help but this feature went 
away with midgard to mediawiki wiki move.


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