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From "Jakob Homan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GEODE-52) Remove @author tags from Java source
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:50:00 GMT


Jakob Homan commented on GEODE-52:

The position that author tags are helpful is a minority opinion at ASF (and one which I disagree
with), be prepared for pushback:
 The code is not the result of any one particular person, but rather is the responsibility
of the entire community.  People come and go at ASF, there's no need to assign control of
one bit of code or demarcate fiefdoms within the code to a particular person.  Just FYI, as
a PPMC Member, I would have problems voting out a release that retained author tags.

> Remove @author tags from Java source
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: GEODE-52
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geode
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Jakob Homan
> Apache generally frowns on @author tags (as they imply ownership of the code by a single
individual, see [best
asf link is not working, annoyingly] and
as an example)

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