directory-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Trustin Lee <>
Subject Re: Contributions with @author tags revisited
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 01:16:57 GMT


On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:41:04 -0500, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Looking at some of Endi's patches it occurred to me that he has put his
> own email into the @author tag.  I was removing and replacing it with
> the standard nameless directory tag we use.
> Does everyone know that the board made a recommendation to all ASF
> projects to not use individual email addresses in @author tags?
> More importantly does everyone agree with it?  I want especially
> contributors like Endi to really express what they want.  If we stop
> getting contributions because of this policy I'd like to irradicate the
> policy.
> In the days of the incubator we decided to go this route for the entire
> project before many of you were here.  If this is not what you like let
> us know we can change it ... this was a recommendation not a rule to
> follow.  Some projects like Geronimo do not follow it.  Some like
> Jakarta Commons do but some authors have kept their names in there.
> At first I was against the removal of @author tags.  Now I totally agree
> with it and appreciate the benefits.  However the benefits are not going
> to emerge (doing away with personal code ownership) unless we all take
> part in it as a community.  This includes committers, and contributors.
> -- Alex

what we call human nature is actually human habit

View raw message