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Re: [Pubrules] Proposed changes regarding references to editors' drafts

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 16:44:42 -0700
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <etPan.533f43ea.643c9869.e42@Marcoss-MacBook-Pro.local>

On April 4, 2014 at 1:47:45 AM, David Carlisle (davidc@nag.co.uk) wrote:
> On 04/04/2014 04:23, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> > Something I've wanted to do for a while now is drop Editor's
> > altogether and instead point to the contributor statistics for a
> > specification. That gives a more fair view of who did what, doesn't
> > discriminate (if you did something, you are listed. Period.) - and
> > stops people free-riding.
> I think it would be a mistake (and certainly unacceptable in the Math
> WG) to tie the notion of "contributor" to a list which (if I understand
> correctly what you mean by the link to the github page) that is
> mechanically constructed from people who actually edit the file.

Sure, leave it for working groups or whatever to decide. Better, not requiring an editor at all also works. I wouldn't mind not listing myself as an Editor and I only do it because I'm forced to by PubRules. Lots of consortia don't list editors as it's the work of the working group.  
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