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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject [general] Remove @author tags from code (HARMONY-6348)
Date Thu, 08 Oct 2009 23:25:50 GMT

In message <529434575.1255030111261.JavaMail.jira@brutus>,
"Jesse Wilson (JIRA)" writes:
> Remove @author tags from code
> -----------------------------
>                  Key: HARMONY-6348
>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-6348
>              Project: Harmony
>           Issue Type: Task
>             Reporter: Jesse Wilson
>             Priority: Minor
> From a 2004 email 
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jakarta-jmeter-dev/200402.mbox/<4039F65E.7020406@atg.com>
>     "author tags are officially discouraged. these create difficulties in
>      establishing the proper ownership and the protection of our
>      committers. there are other social issues dealing with collaborative
>      development, but the Board is concerned about the legal ramifications
>      around the use of author tags
> I'd like to remove author tags from Harmony code to bring it closer
> into alignment with Android, which has no author tags.

I'm not directly concerned about alignment with Android but I do think that
Apache policy encourages @author tag removal so I am in favour of doing this.

> Unless there are objections, I'll prepare a patch...

What do you think?  If there are no objections then next week I shall
script their removal.


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