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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: ASF Board Summary for February 18, 2004
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2004 02:58:25 GMT
Antonio Gallardo wrote:

> Steven Noels dijo:
>>On 26 Feb 2004, at 17:12, Torsten Curdt wrote:
>>>+ and we remove all author tags
>>I find this just a little bit too reactionary - especially for the
>>little known/used areas of code. We haven't had "ownership issues"
>>because of them in the past, not? These tags sometimes help to find a
>>contact, when questions remain unanswered on the list.
> [RT]:
> Will be enough to browse the CVS to find the folks involved in a concrete
> file or block? No, we cannot trace many files to the first post. The
> original file, who made changes, etc?
> "When I started to use the auth-fw, the @author tags allow me to know the
> names of people that was involved in this. After this I also used the
> names to harvest the mailarchives looking for help about the auth-fw.

Yes, the author tag says something about who started the code, but 
nothing about how knows about that particular version of it and it 
creates copyright problems and increases spam.

+1 to remove them and +1 to pay back with our credits in the 
Changes/Credits page.


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