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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [project policy] Author credit and attribution
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2005 18:51:12 GMT

On Oct 3, 2005, at 2:38 PM, acoliver@apache.org wrote:

> Initially the discussion had a component of author tags.  It will  
> be easy to change the policy of author tags to not than vice  
> versa.  Even easier to allow all to do as they feel initially and  
> set a uniform policy later when the binding votes can be cast by a  
> basic quorum of those whom it will affect.
> Since the vote is about author tags in code, the point is that I  
> think there should be a vote taken AFTER those who have donated  
> code have committer status.

I was just discussing it to find out what people thought about the  
general subject.  I didn't call for a vote.

That said, this is an Apache project in the Incubator, and one of the  
objectives is to create an Apache community, in accordance with the  
collective experience of the foundation.

Now, putting aside the "author tags in code" idea for a second, do  
you have any problems with having the committers page like httpd does?

I was thinking we'd have the committer list at the top, and below  
that a section that lists the 'bulk contributions' starting with  


> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> What?  I was talking about having a contributor page *and* an  
>> AUTHORS  file, independent of the in-file author tag issue, and  
>> quite frankly,  I think we should do it now as people are  
>> contributing.  If anyone  has a real problem with the httpd-style  
>> committers page and tracking  AUTHORS in a file, please speak up.
>> And I know you weren't intentionally dissing non-coding  
>> contributions  to Harmony, but we should be clear that code isn't  
>> the only thing  that matters.  It's clearly very important, but as  
>> this is going to  be a big project, we welcome any and all help :)
>> geir
>> On Oct 3, 2005, at 1:10 PM, acoliver@apache.org wrote:
>>> BTW, I think it is too early for this to go to a vote.  Right  
>>> now,  all of the binding votes would be cast by people who  
>>> haven't  written any code on the project.  I would favor  
>>> addressing this  issue once there are some active committers.   
>>> For now laissez-faire  should rule.
>>> -Andy
>>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>> On Oct 3, 2005, at 11:48 AM, Dan Lydick wrote:
>>>>> I have looked at the HTTPD contributors page and I like it.
>>>>> I have also looked at the AUTHORS file in Archie Cobbs' code
>>>>> and I like it as well.
>>>>> If I had to choose between the two, I'd choose both.
>>>> That was my intention.  On the website where it's easy to point   
>>>> to  and easy for people to find, and one in the code so that as   
>>>> you way,  it carries with the source.
>>>> Thanks Dan.
>>>> geir
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