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Author Topic: Industry standards for Help About Credits?  (Read 3677 times)

thefritz_j

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Industry standards for Help About Credits?
« on: February 27, 2007, 02:37:51 PM »
Hi!, (I hope I posted this is the right forum!)

Can anyone refer me to some industry standards for what goes in the "Credits pages" for off the shelf software?  Who should be listed?  Who should not? (in-house alphatesters?,etc)  Are there standards for formatting, font... i.e. "AP" standards?

Thanks

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Re: Industry standards for Help About Credits?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 08:27:16 PM »
If you use any libraries/code apart from things you wrote yourself, it's good practice to mention even if the license doesn't require it. Other than that, mention everybody there's room for :)
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Re: Industry standards for Help About Credits?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 06:58:31 AM »
There are no standards.

I think a good rule of thumb is that you should be thanking anyone (by name or project name) whos work substantially helped, assuming you didn't have to pay for it.  If you pay for it, I don't think you have a real obligation to thank them (depending on what you paid and how good a job they did :).

It doesn't always make sense to put it in about box, but certainly in the help file at the least.

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Re: Industry standards for Help About Credits?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 09:57:50 AM »
Thanks for the info.  Our administrators are professors, PhDs, etc.  So they thought that there might be a set of standards to comply to... like a  "biblography" in a thesis.

Maybe there should be! Should I contact ACM about it? :huh: