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From Jules Gosnell <>
Subject Re: Geronimo code provenance accounting
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 16:05:47 GMT
I'd be concerned that any separate list will instantly begin to diverge 
from the true picture.

Would it not be better (if we choose to do this at all) to come up with 
a scheme for attaching such metadata to the file itself either somehow 
in the repository or by a mandatory comment in it's head etc...

I like the mandatory comment - it would be easy to police, all changes 
to such data would be versioned, it could be javadoc-ed, etc...



Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Geir Magnusson Jr []
>>On Nov 24, 2003, at 10:34 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>>>Do we have to maintain this list from now on?
>>Well, I don't know.  I'd like to see if it puts everyone's mind at
> ease
>>- that's the important thing.  It probably wouldn't be bad from the
>>of this being such a hot-potato project.  It would be no different
> than
>>a changelog of sorts...
> Is this something that was suggested by a retained legal counsel or is
> it an idea that came up in a discussion.  I have say that this is a
> burdensome request and it is not clear in my mind that it's required or
> even useful to fend off legal inquiries.
> If it's a mechanism to puts everyone's mind at ease, I think that there
> has got to be a better way as this seems to be a highly unorthodox
> request.

  * Jules Gosnell
  * Partner
  * Core Developers Network (Europe)

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