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From Leif Mortenson <l...@tanukisoftware.com>
Subject Re: [proposal] drop @author tags from source files
Date Sat, 23 Nov 2002 01:23:55 GMT

Peter Donald wrote:

>+1 to remove them from framework which is where the real problem lies.
+1 for framework.  But having the authors has been valuable over time 
for knowing who to
talk to within the team.

>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
>>@author <a href="mailto:avalon-dev@jakarta.apache.org">Apache Avalon
>>Development Team</a>
>>Here's a +1 from me.
>>- 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)

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