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From Bruce Snyder <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION / VOTE] - remove @author tags in code
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2009 07:06:02 GMT
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Claus Ibsen<> wrote:
> Hi
> I want to propose that we remove the @author tags in the source code
> for Apache Camel.
> We only have about 20 files with author tags and for 2 persons.
> As I understand its not common at Apache to have @author tags in the
> source code.
> Here is my +1 to remove them

This is always decided on a project-by-project basis at the ASF. There
is no policy that disallows them at all. In fact, I find them very
useful to know who has worked on a given class and therefore I prefer
them. Not having them winds up being a big pain in the ass, especially
if the code base gets moved around at all and history is lost (see
ActiveMQ). I won't go so far at to -1 the removal yet. I'll wait to
see what others have to say.

perl -e 'print unpack("u30","D0G)U8V4\@4VYY9&5R\"F)R=6-E+G-N>61E<D\!G;6%I;\"YC;VT*"

ActiveMQ in Action:

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