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Yes, I was thinking about that. Games often do that, and some products
like Microsoft products. I've worked 30 bijillion years for
small-to-medium sized companies, and none have listed programmers or
authors--except in books written for academia.
I'm not saying the byline is a bad thing. I'm just thinking the *need*
to be included in a byline is off . . .. As I mentioned, I'd go with the
corporate standard--or try to change the standard if my need were bad
enough (sounds to me like listing the author is not a standard practice
in the case of the original post).
I don't see any harm in having your name listed. But if you're strongly
opposed, you can probably talk them out of it, citing your last 20 years
of experience. On the other hand, it might be nice to get a byline for a
Lots of software applications open with splash screens listing the names
of the product's developers. This could be your chance for similar
If you want it.
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