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From Jeff Dever <jsde...@apache.org>
Subject Re: @author tags
Date Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:04:25 GMT
I'm not on the board, but I'm aware of two issues:

1) The ASF board has concerns over the legal ramifications of @author
tags in code.  IE it might be possible for someone to sue someone listed
as an @author.

2) The tags have caused social issues in some projects (conflicts
between people) which has not happened on HttpClient.

-jsd


Michael McGrady wrote:
> Can someone tell me in a word or two WHY this change is important?  What
> is the problem that needs to be fixed?
> 

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