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From Leo Simons <leosim...@apache.org>
Subject friendly reminder: author tags
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2004 21:53:05 GMT
Hi gang,

here at avalon, we don't add author tags to sourcefiles, except for:

@author <a href="mailto:dev@avalon.apache.org">Avalon Development

discussion and rationale for that are in the mailing list archives.

In summary, we want to discourage an ownership feeling for code (more 
from others than from the author itself), want to recognize that 
contributions in forms other than code are equally valuable, and reflect 
this is a community-developed project. Finally, the contact address for 
all our code is our mailing list, and never the individual developer.

Who has worked on a file is always clear from the CVS logs. That's also 
the place to mention who provided a patch or other type of contribution.



- Leo Simons

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