I am an animator who uses free software (FLOSS) and in this post I would like to elaborate about the routines of maintaining attribution in animation projects.
Typical animation project is rarely a single-man work. Most of animation production is a result of collaboration with many people and this is perfectly reflected by the long credit scroll that you usually see at the end of the animated movie.
The importance of attribution in the credits is hard to underestimate. Although, preparing a credit scroll could be quite stressing.
First of all, as a person who does coordinator’s work, I have to maintain the list of all contributors. At the end of the production I use this list to compose the final credit scroll.