author's email adress
Devon H. O'Dell
dodell at sitetronics.com
Fri Sep 12 08:36:28 UTC 2003
Well, nobody says it has to be the original author -- in fact, my
interpretation was that multiple people contributing to one document
would all be listed. But giving credits for contributing authors in
relevant places doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. I certainly
wouldn't mind seeing credit where it's due... and personally, the only
reason I would email the author would be to congratulate him/her for the
documentation ;). Authors who don't want (their email address?) to be
listed could state that when writing the documentation.
Anyway it'd be nice to see if for nothing more than purpose of credit.
That's my $0.02
Michael W. Lucas wrote:
>Frequently, the "original author" would not recognize the document as
>it exists in the doc repository. Many documents have been rewritten
>over the years.
>Also, just because someone wrote a document doesn't mean that they
>want to answer questions about it. That's what mailing lists are for.
>On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 01:50:20AM +0200, Josef El-Rayes wrote:
>>i was wondering why there is no email adress of the author of articles
>>available. i think adding something like:
>> <email>jr at freebsd.org</email>
>>would be quite useful for people that have questions after reading the
>>article as specific questions might be best answered by the author
>>himself. status-quo makes it very hard to find out how to contact the
>>tell me what you think of it.
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