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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] @authors tags
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:47:27 GMT
On 5 April 2011 21:36, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 4/5/11 1:17 PM, Paul Benedict wrote:
>> > I thought I sent this link previously, but I can no longer such an email:
>> >
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jakarta-jmeter-dev/200402.mbox/%3C4039F65E.7020406@atg.com%3E
>> >
>> > Does anyone have thoughts on this? This is the rule I thought Apache was
>> > following across the board, which is to remove @author tags so that
>> > contributors have better protection.
>>
>> The board never said we needed to or should *remove* them, they just
>> said usage was "discouraged."  Since the time of that note, we have
>> not added any, to my knowledge, in Commons.   The problem is what to
>> do with those that pre-date the change in ASF "policy."   Seems the
>> right thing to do is to ask people if they are OK having their tags
>> removed.  That is a PITA because many are long gone.  So many have
>> remained in the older component sources.
>>
>
> This is misleading to someone new looking at the source: all I see are the
> names of people no one can find or who insist to keep their names in there
> regardless of merit? That does not make sense. If we remove/change, do it,
> we do not need permission to remove names from @author tags.

+1, but just in case the authors object, having their name in a readme
or pom will address that.

> Gary
>
>
>>
>> Phil
>> > I am not aware the policy changed. If so, please let me know.
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> > On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> If anyone wants their @author tag put back into Lang, then please feel
>> >> free to do so; or if you don't have commit access send me an email and
>> >> I'll gladly do it.
>> >>
>> >> Hen
>> >>
>> >> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>> >>> I guess I'll never understand the hate for this tag. If you don't like
>> >> it,
>> >>> don't use it. But please don't remove the name of other developers
>> >> without
>> >>> their consent.
>> >>>
>> >>> Emmanuel Bourg
>> >>>
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