On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> writes:
>
>> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>>
>>> But still, I am not convinced that the release notes is a good place
>>> to do this, and would be happier if you can think of a better venue.
>>
>> "This change has been contributed by an independent developer on a
>> contingency base.  To make this approach work, please contact him if you
>> consider it worth recompensating."
>
> I write things under three personalities.  As just one of the people
> active in the Git development community, as the maintainer of the
> project, and saying things on behalf of "the Git project".
>
> The distinction between the latter two may be subtle, but it matters
> to me.  And in my mind, I write the Release Notes on behalf of the
> project.
>
>  * The performance of "git blame" has been greatly improved.  Thanks
>    David Kastrup for his huge effort.
>
> is perhaps as far as I can go in that capacity, without singling out
> one contributor among 80+ contributors with changes between 1.9 and
> 2.0 (among which a dozen or so have more than 10 patches---some are
> trivial and patch count alone does not do justice, though) with
> similar "pay them to show your appreciation" pleas.
>
> I however feel that I can certainly do that as an active (and highly
> visible) contributor, and even as the maintainer.
>
> I guess we probably can add "See $URL if you are interested in his
> further plans" after that two-line item and let you write whatever
> you want at that page pointed at by the URL, though.
>

Some projects, for example samba, provide a dedicated page on the
project web site
where vendors, and I think individuals, that provide services can list
their information :

http://www.samba.org/samba/support/

Would this perhaps be a better solution?


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