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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] credits updated Was: [general] removing people names from sources
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:32:45 GMT
Hello Mark,
Wishing all the well for the mother and the child. :-)

I see your point. Thanks!



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Mark Hindess
<mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>  On 22 April 2008 at 14:29, "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Hello
>  > Let's ask a waiter to serve a soup and flies separately. There were
>  > two different questions here.
>  >
>  > 1. Credits. I created a list on Wiki [1] so any unfairness could be
>  > easily fixed.
>
>  I have no real view on this.  If I wanted to see what someone
>  had done for the project, I'd write some scripts to parse JIRA
>  attachments/comments, mailing list posts and SVN logs.
>
>
>  > 2. Author removal. The patch [2] is ready. There was no consensus on
>  > the list about it. If one who raised the question in a separate thread
>  > few days ago is a true gentlemen, he would marry her, I mean, would
>  > facilitate some consensus before applying the patch.
>
>  [ My unmarried partner is pregnant for the second time so you can't mean
>  me.  But I'll reply anyway. ;-) ]
>
>  Personally I am very much against:
>
>  a) patches that remove authors names but make no other changes to files
>  unless that is the sole purpose of the patch, and
>
>  b) new author names being added now that the code is owned by the
>  community
>
>  I still think getting rid of them would be better but others disagree
>  and have good arguments.
>
>  But I am prepared to leave it to committers discretion.  I don't commit
>  many changes to drlvm and this is the main portion of the codebase with
>  author tags so it doesn't necessarily affect me that much.
>
>  -Mark
>
>
>
>  >
>  > Thanks.
>  >
>  > [1] http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/People
>  > [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-5769
>  >
>  > On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Alexey Varlamov
>  > <alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > > 2008/4/22, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@apache.org>:
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > > On 21 April 2008 Alexei Fedotov wrote:
>  > >  > > Hello folks
>  > >  > >
>  > >  > > I started asking people how they would feel about removing their
names
>  > >  > > from the source files. One of replies I got was that it would be
nice
>  > >  > > to keep the names in the list of contributors. Any ideas on
>  > >  > > feasibility of the file, a suitable name (NOTICE?) and any
>  > >  > > corresponding Apache guidelines?
>  > >  >
>  > >  > You can remove my name, I have no objections. I can't speak for others
a
>  > nd I
>  > >  > don't really care whether author tags are present in the files or not.
>  > >
>  > >  This should be easier to take for committers, as their names are
>  > >  publicly credited on Harmony site anyway. ;)
>  > >  Seriously, I think many peoples are proud of their work and would
>  > >  prefer to stay listed in credits someway. Don't those projects which
>  > >  remove @author from sources, maintain a sort of CREDITS.txt instead?
>  > >
>  > >  I personally prefer to keep original author names in sources till a
>  > >  moment then other contributors to the same file/area feel that it is
>  > >  appropriate to drop them. Seeing names in a quick glance helps to
>  > >  build that subtle association between peoples and source code, and
>  > >  adds another link in community in the end.
>  > >  So I second Xiao-Feng, such removal should not be mechanical.
>  > >
>  > >  Regards,
>  > >  Alexey
>  > >
>  > >  >
>  > >  > --
>  > >  > Gregory
>  > >  >
>  > >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > --
>  > With best regards,
>  > Alexei
>  >
>
>
>



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With best regards,
Alexei

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