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reply Mike B Johnson <Mikey Ikes.com> writes:
It would be nice to see all the hard workers who have helped D 
become what has become and are helping it become what it will be 
get noticed for there hard work(effectively they have given money 
to the D foundation through their time).

Is this being done? I think the regulars that have been around 
should get noticed and supported for their support. The D 
foundation should try to repay them at some point if possible(in 
the near or distant future)... but having official recognition is 
the start.

As far as I can tell, the core D team(which is basically Walter 
and Andrei?), while appreciating the time and money others have 
put in, kinda take it for granted, so to speak.

It isn't about stroking peoples ego's, but about compensating 
them for their somewhat selfless dedication. After all, it was a 
choice they made, and they sacrificed their time, money, family 
time, livelihood, etc to support one persons project or vision 
without any desires to be compensated. While the money may not be 
there, it's not much work to make something official. I am not 
proposing awards or any gimmicks like that but something more 
from the heart.
Jun 17
next sibling parent rikki cattermole <rikki cattermole.co.nz> writes:
The D foundation already compensates on a case by case basis.
It isn't much (not enough money to hire 10-20 devs full time), but it 
happens behind closed doors. Where it should be.
Jun 17
prev sibling parent Seb <seb wilzba.ch> writes:
On Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 08:33:18 UTC, Mike B Johnson wrote:
 It would be nice to see all the hard workers who have helped D 
 become what has become and are helping it become what it will 
 be get noticed for there hard work(effectively they have given 
 money to the D foundation through their time).
I think this is a great idea! I like the way Rust approaches this by listing the names of all contributors who helped for each release: https://blog.rust-lang.org/2017/02/02/Rust-1.15.html https://thanks.rust-lang.org
 Is this being done? I think the regulars that have been around 
 should get noticed and supported for their support. The D 
 foundation should try to repay them at some point if 
 possible(in the near or distant future)... but having official 
 recognition is the start.
I run a tiny Vibe.d service that shows a list of all contributors for each Phobos module based on the git history. It's integrated with dlang.org and visible at the bottom of each module e.g. https://dlang.org/phobos/std_algorithm.html Source: https://github.com/wilzbach/phobos-contribs
Jun 17