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On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 20:30 +0200, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:

Le Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:16:37 -0400,
Drew Jensen <> a écrit :

On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 16:57 +0200, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
Il 20/10/2010 16.36, Mike Dupont ha scritto:
1. what will it cost if you have to rewrite the authors code and
all derived works.
2. what if you just remove the code

Contributions are not only code. There are a lot of intangibles.

Marketing, lobbying and advocating work are some examples.

Please let us not expand what defines contribution.

Lobbying should not IMO garner admittance.

Why? Lobbying done in a professional way is a lot of work...

my opinions follow - so I don't have write IMO 10 times...*smile*

- If you lobby your local government for FOSS (even if LibreOfficee is
included) then I would not consider that as working on this project.

- If you write a lot of blogs that advocate FOSS and LibreOffice I also
would not count that.

- If you you go to shows/events/fairs and you "work the halls", that is
not working for this project, even if you mention LibreOffice a lot.

- if you do that AND you also are active on the MLs here, you are on the
marketing conference calls and you pitch in to help write and execute a
marketing plan. Then you _are_ working on the project.

-- I think that is how I would put it, but it could be refined no doubt.


Advocating should not.

Working on this project(s) should be the only work that counts.





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