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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Removing author tags
Date Mon, 02 May 2005 22:17:06 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> We discussed more that one year ago the removal of @author tags in our 
> source files (see [1] and [2]) but although the consensus was to remove 
> them, we never actually did it. Now most if not all new classes added 
> since then have no @author tag, leading to a strange situation where 
> "old" authors are named but not newer ones.
> 
> So I propose to remove @author tags with people names from all our 
> source files.

+1

> Additionally, if you agree with removing names, do you want source files 
> to have:

  [X] no @author tag at all,

> Additionally, non-committers that have contributed significant portions 
> of code and think they will lose visibility with this removal can make 
> their voice heard. We will consider updating either the release notes or 
> the credits file.

I think this should be done automatically, not depending on their voices 
being raised or not.

-- 
Stefano.


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