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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] @authors tags
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:36:28 GMT
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.

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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