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From Tahir Hashmi <ta...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1147) remove all @author tags from source
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:36:35 GMT
Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA) wrote:

> Anonymous code is like public property: nobody cares, nobody takes responsibility. Been
there.

I'm not sure how file ownership solves this issue since the file may 
have been revised with contributions from many others and the original 
author may no longer be contributing. Besides, finding the person who 
wrote a particular code snippet is not too difficult -- you follow the 
commit message for a snippet and look at the name of the contributor.

OTOH, I've worked with a project with strong code ownership and it leads 
to the same issues -- no one cares or takes responsibility for code 
written by others. The person who wrote the code almost always falls 
back on their task priorities while deciding whether or not to fix it.

-- 
Tahir Hashmi (Grid Dev)
Y!M: tn_hashmi
http://www.codemartial.org


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