If the man died, left the scene, got married, etc... and he left behing a verry nice kernel, but with a small bug = CWM.
Nobody will fix that only because of the credits?!
In my work, if someone helped me( for free) just editing and replacing some files - thus eliminating the bugs that I ommited, I'll be thrilled.
If someone who have the knowledge to help me by guiding some users who want for example: shut down animation..( i didn't put it in my rom)...help these users... is gold for me.
This means that I have the time and energy to develop further and I'm not wasting time and energy to search and replace some files in my kernel.
So, if you have the time and files... edit the kernel, post it HERE in the same thread, credit you and the initial developer... and that's it!