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From "Andrzej Bialecki (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1147) remove all @author tags from source
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:08:32 GMT

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Andrzej Bialecki  commented on HADOOP-1147:
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Big +1  - I'm familiar with this system from my FreeBSD days as a committer, and it was working
very well, it made the commit logs much more useful. FreeBSD went even further - there was
a pre-commit script that would check the proper formatting of these comments, and refuse the
commit if e.g. Reviewed By: was missing for a particular critical sub-tree, such as kernel
source. We could formalize at least the format of Jira issue # references, and "reviewed by"
- although I'm wary of including literal people's emails, which are an easy target for spammers.

> remove all @author tags from source
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1147
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1147
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>         Assigned To: Doug Cutting
>            Priority: Minor
>
> We should remove @author tags from the source code.  We give contributors credit in at
least three places (Jira, subversion and CHANGES.txt).  Many files have been substantially
re-written by a range of contributors and their @author tags are no longer accurate.  Also,
@author tags imply individual ownership, when we should rather strive for community ownership.

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