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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [proposal] drop @author tags from source files
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2002 22:32:34 GMT
+1 to remove them from framework which is where the real problem lies.

For the rest I would prefer to leave as-is until we migrate all the stuff out. 
At that point it may be a good idea to re-address the issue with remaining 

On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 09:18, Leo Simons wrote:
> Hi all,
> I saw a suggestion come by in that it might be a good idea to remove
> author tags from source files as it will help eliminate any community
> issues that arise from ego conflicts and/or 'personal playground'
> problems. Removing the tags sounds like a very pragmatic way of helping
> to remove any perception of code ownership.
> The only disadvantage I could see arising from this is that it might
> become more difficult to figure out who you need to talk to about a
> piece of code you're looking at. I think the solution to that is simple:
> indicate the software was authored by the avalon people, and reference
> avalon-dev. Whoever wrote that code should be around on avalon-dev :D
> As to credit where credit is due....we have a list of contributors for
> that, and one can always look at the cvs commits.
> Hence I propose we do a global replace of
> @author Some Person
> (...)
> @author Other Person
> to
> @author <a href="mailto:avalon-dev@jakarta.apache.org">Apache Avalon
> Development Team</a>
> Here's a +1 from me.
> cheers,
> - Leo Simons
> I'm learning regexp at the moment but I've so far not succeeded at
> writing the perl snippet that should accomplish the above so it'd be
> cool if some perl guru out there were to help a little? (if not my +1
> indicates I will spend an afternoon or two figuring out how to do this I
> guess :D)


Peter Donald
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme 
excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the 
enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun Tzu, 300 B.C.

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