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From "David Bowen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1147) remove all @author tags from source
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:38:32 GMT

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David Bowen commented on HADOOP-1147:
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Sorry Konstantin, but I agree with the majority here.  I think the idea is that the code is
collectively owned.  The concept of collective ownership seems not to work on a large scale,
but has been shown to work quite well on Open Source projects.  

Sun's code conventions don't recommend the use of @author, although it is shown in a code
example.  Netbeans puts it in by default, but you can change the template to turn this off.



> 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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