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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1147) remove all @author tags from source
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:35:32 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1147?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12483702

Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-1147:


I was originally liked them, but they mostly end up creating noise. For example,  I wrote
the sort and word count examples that many people use for the start of their first map/reduce
program and my name is in the @author. Someone didn't remove the comments and then handed
off their program to someone else and it lead to confusion.

> 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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