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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Removing author tags
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 02:49:23 GMT
Wow. it finally showed up. I wonder where it went in the meantime?

Ralph Goers wrote:

> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>> So I propose to remove @author tags with people names from all our 
>>> source files.
>> +1
> Well, I'm not really sure how to vote on this.  I've pasted an email 
> from Larry Rosen to the Apache Legal list that seems to say that the 
> Cocoon source files should not have the Apache copyright in them, but 
> instead have the copyright of the committers who made the 
> contibution.  Obviously, this is in direct contrast to what we are 
> doing and frankly, I think its nuts.
> While this doesn't have a lot to do with the @author tags, per se, it 
> does seem to indicate that the files should have a "record of ownership".
> So before I add my +1 I'd at least like to know if our policy of 
> attributing the copyrights to Apache and not the authors needs to be 
> changed (at which point the @author tags could go away anyway).

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