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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Managing credits for contributors
Date Sat, 07 May 2005 18:58:55 GMT
An issue that showed up during the vote about removing @author tags was 
the necessity to give credits to people that contributed to Cocoon.

Bertrand proposed some ideas about this [1] that more or less match what 
we actually do, but we have to ensure though that each and every @author 
name exists in status.xml, which is likely not to be the case for old files.

During the vote, Vadim proposed a separated file listing all authors, 
which along with a credits page allow to have a coll "Cocoon is a result 
of work of xxx developers!" message which I really like :-)

On the other hand, a full author listing means more work because of one 
more file to update when we commit a contribution (and the need to avoid 

So, what do you think?



Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies  
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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