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From Bruce Snyder <>
Subject Re: Contributions with @author tags revisited
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 20:17:47 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.

FWIW, Geronimo actually does follow the rule of no @author tags in
Java classes.

perl -e 'print unpack("u30","D0G)U8V4\@4VYY9&5R\"F)R=6-E+G-N>61E<D\!G;6%I;\"YC;VT*"
The Castor Project

Apache Geronimo

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