credits.txt to credit contributors to your website, like open source software developers, who don’t get credit in your site’s text.
Many people sharing work for free online rely on credits to build reputation. A good reputation helps them find the paying opportunities that fund their free work.
For each contributor, list their name and a description of what they contributed. If you use work from lots of people, compile your
credits.txt automatically, with free tools.
credits.txt as a UTF-8-encoded, plain-text file at
/credits.txt, without authentication.
Include a link in your
<link rel="credits" href="/credits.txt" />
See this site’s
credits.txt for an example.
The git-creditstxt script lists all Git commit authors and committers.