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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Authors tag
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 06:39:23 GMT
> > Just noticed this in "ASF Board Summary for February 18, 2004"
> >
> >   - author tags are officially discouraged. these create 
> difficulties in
> >     establishing the proper ownership and the protection of our
> >     committers. there are other social issues dealing with 
> collaborative
> >     development, but the Board is concerned about the legal 
> ramifications
> >     around the use of author tags
> >
> >   - it is quite acceptable and encouraged to recognize 
> developers' efforts
> >     in a CHANGES file, or some other descriptive file which 
> is associated
> >     with the overall PMC or release rather than individual files.
> >
> > Peter
> 
> When's the IPO?

What means IPO?

What about the CHANGES file? Should we create one? What should be there? All
names which are listed
as @authors in the current codebase? Only new ones? With a short description
what they┬┤ve done?


Jan

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