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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Removing author tags
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 02:50:56 GMT
On Lun, 2 de Mayo de 2005, 18:28, Ralph Goers dijo:
> 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).

Hmm... given the lastest facts (thanks Ralph!). Now is no clear what is
the "right thing" to do. AFAIK a Contributor != an ASF committer. We
should look for an explanation, please post to the legal@ for getting a
final decision of this.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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