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From Reinhard Poetz <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Removing author tags
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 06:39:25 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,
> [ ] @author The Cocoon development team
> [ ] @author ..... (something else)
> 
> Please cast your votes.
> 
> 
> 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 we should mention everybody who contributes to Cocoon, either in 
status.xml or credits.txt and make references in our commit messages. See 
Bertrands ideas in [2]

> 
> Sylvain
> 
> [1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=107783914605693&w=2
> [2] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=108089900026744&w=2
> 


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Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

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