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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] removing people names from sources
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:32:59 GMT
Thanks Mark,
That's true: you have inspired me.

Thanks, Tim, for a question about reasons. Here they are:
1. One day Harmony flow will need a new blood. 2. For DRLVM
contribution I put most of @author tags and felt somehow responsible
about the way how I distributed them. 3. Existing tags multiply tag
paranoia. 4. I'm creating a patch for @author removal [1].

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-5769

With best regards,

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
> > Hi, sorry for being different here.
> >
> > I strongly object to remove author names without any reason, although
> > I don't mind removing myself's name. They put the names in their
> > original code for their own reasons, it's not other people's right to
> > remove their names without any reason.
> >
> > We should respect the original authors. If they put their names there,
> > let's leave them there until  people contributing to the same files
> > decide to remove them. Yes, the software is community work, but it
> > doesn't mean that to keep some authors' names contradicts this spirit.
> > On the contrary, I believe a community with individual respect is more
> > healthful. We should leave the choice to the invidual contributors. I
> > personally don't see any negative effect with authors' names in the
> > source files.
> >
> > To have long list of author names in the file header is not very
> > beautiful, but that's the contributors' own decision. If you are also
> > a contributor to same file and you feel it's stupid, you can assume
> > your own responsibility to beautify it. You can decide to remove the
> > author name list. You can also decide to add your own name to the list
> > and make the list into ascii art.
> >
>  That's how it works at the moment really -- different people do different
> things.
>  I see no evidence of people jealously guarding areas of code that they
> wrote, and it is good to see that people take areas of responsibility in
> Harmony without claiming fiefdoms.
>  So a question back to Alexei (at the top of this thread): Why did you start
> asking people that question?
>  Regards,
>  Tim

With best regards,

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