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From "Alex Karasulu" <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject RE: excalibur thread update
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 16:38:03 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noel J. Bergman [mailto:noel@devtech.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:58 PM
> To: Avalon Developers List
> Subject: RE: excalibur thread update
> > So please, stop the HIPPOCRACY.  Either it does matter (history
> > is preserved, and I keep bugging about 'stop the rhetoric and do
> > the work') or it does NOT matter (history is lost, and I'll shut up).
> Alex and Leif are concerned about history preserving contributions.  But
> that is only one aspect of it.  When I'm reviewing CVS histories, I rarely
> look to see WHO did something.  I look at WHAT was fixed, changed,
> different.

Yes that's much more critical IMO and the 'who' question is only a part of
it.  The 'who' only becomes important when you want to get in touch with ONE
OF THE AUTHORS when the comments are anemic.  Excuse me for putting the 
'who' in the forefront.  It seems to be a sore spot to contributors.  I 
just want to dispel any ridiculous suspicion of a master plot to take 
authorship away from anyone.

For the record I originally did not like the notion of stripping 
away @author tags and after some thought it started to make a lot of 
sense.  We just need to think about the facts rather than being suspicious 
then the reasons for removing the @author tag become crystal clear.


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