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Contributors Git (in a git repository) identifies authors and committers by email address. Github users can associate email addresses with their accounts. When a user's set of email addresses is found in the commit history of a github repo, github marks that user as a contributor. GH Enterprise docs seem to be consistent with contributors only being ...


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I've always seen the BDFL model as halfway between a traditional open-source project structure and a traditional corporate project structure. You have the openness, transparency, and general culture of OSS, but with a single strong project manager to make high-level decisions and direct the overall effort. You can see many of the advantages just by breaking ...


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Note: I am not a lawyer, this is my understanding as a long-time participant in the opensource world. Open source licenses and contributor agreements serve different purposes. Open source licenses are a grant of permission from the copyright holder(s) of the work to the general public allowing them to use, modify and redistribute the work. Depending on the ...


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I would say that projects having a BDFL ultimately trust the vision of the project to one person, as opposed to design by committee. You can refer to the list of BDFLs. Many of the individuals listed there have strong opinions as to what their respective project should do, not do, and how it should function (DHH and Theo are examples I am familiar with). ...


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