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Replace AUTHORS by MAINTAINERS file and explain more background info #1429
about the many contributors who helped ReaR. Fixes #1427
For minor changes please simply push to this branch. For bigger ones let me know and I'll do the work.
I'll ask everybody to review. If I don't hear from you within a couple of days/weeks then I assume that you consent to this change.
I wonder if it is legally (i.e. according to the GPL)
To see the full list of authors and their contributions please look at https://github.com/rear/rear/graphs/contributors
Perhaps we must provide a list of the authors in a source file?
Or does a git repository count as sources for the GPL?
git clone https://github.com/rear/rear.git
because that contains all authors and their contributions
@jsmeix I share your concern. It seems that the FSF serves as some kind of a copyright proxy (https://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Papers.html), but the process seems quite cumbersome on first reading. Can you maybe ask the specialists at SUSE for some practical advise?
The currently proposed MAINTAINERS file
I think the MAINTAINERS file is meant to list
I think a MAINTAINERS file is not meant to list all
Accordingly I think when Dag Wieers and Jeroen Hoekx
Alternatively the MAINTAINERS file could have separated
E.g. something as the "Alumni" section in the exhaustive and explanatory
BTW I noticed that I still have merge rights on this repository. This probably dates back from the time we moved to Github. (Which I think was the best decision we could have made ;-))
You may want to restrict my "write" access (and probably @jhoekx too) for security purposes. It would still be nice to stay as a member of the project though.
And when there is a need to have commit/merge rights again, I'm sure we can enable it again at that time.