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From "Bruno P. Kinoshita (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FUNCTOR-17) Remove @author tags
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 04:19:51 GMT


Bruno P. Kinoshita commented on FUNCTOR-17:

Sebb, indeed fine points. Agreed too, +1 for not automatically adding credit to every contributor.


> we wouldn't want to obliterate an authorship credit that had previously stood (...)

Good point too. Here's a list of contributors that used @author tags, but are not mentioned
in the POM: 

- id=<empty>, name=Jason Horman,
- id=<empty>, name=Herve Quiroz, email=<empty>

> (...) , but rather move it (to the POM).

So, should someone talk to these authors and check if they would like to have their information
included in the POM.  before we remove the @author tags? 

FWIW, I've created a simple maven plugin (code at [1]) to help in this issue. It lists the
authorship of a maven project. Here's the sample report produced (very basic) by this plugin


> Remove @author tags
> -------------------
>                 Key: FUNCTOR-17
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Functor
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Bruno P. Kinoshita
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: cleanup, task
> [functor] codebase has many @author tags, but ASF board recommended removal of author
tags[1] and other projects in Apache Commons have already removed them. We should remove them
in [functor] too, before the first release.
> [1]

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