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[Bug 1219951] Re: help.ubuntu.com/contributors.html should be removed.


Benjamin asked me to take a look at bug 1383576, which is marked a
duplicate of this one. I think that the licence does require attribution
of contributors (see paragraph 4(c) of the licence) but agree that
properly maintaining the file is difficult or impossible.

I don't think linking to the Launchpad group (whether or not it points
to former members) is necessarily the answer: that would not attribute
contributors who were never members of the team. Could it be better
perhaps to link to the revision history of the relevant branch(es) which
would contain reference to all authors?


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  help.ubuntu.com/contributors.html should be removed.

Status in “ubuntu-docs” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  contributors.html is not an accurate nor exhaustive list of who has
  actually contributed to the Ubuntu official documentation. In my
  opinion, it is virtually impossible for it to be accurate, or, if it
  were possible, to be kept accurate.

  It should be deleted.

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