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From Michael McGrady <m...@michaelmcgrady.com>
Subject Re: @author tags
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:33:40 GMT
I personally think that this is a much more important mistake than people 
may realize.  I would counsel you to go slowly on this one.  This one may 
bite you on the butt.

At 11:02 PM 3/9/2004, you wrote:
>I personally regret this decision. I feel the author tag may be pretty
>much the only motivating factor for casual contributions. But I will not
>object
>
>Oleg
>
>
>On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 04:32, Michael Becke wrote:
> > The ASF has recently recommended that we discontinue use of @author
> > tags.  When first starting out I always enjoyed seeing my name in
> > "lights", though I do agree with the ASF's opinion on this matter.  If
> > we come to a consensus to remove @authors I suggest that we remove them
> > from all existing code, as well as leave them out of new additions.
> > Any comments?
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:  ASF Board Summary for February 18, 2004
> >
> > <snip>
> > >   - 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
> > >
> > >   - it is quite acceptable and encouraged to recognize developers'
> > > efforts
> > >     in a CHANGES file, or some other descriptive file which is
> > > associated
> > >     with the overall PMC or release rather than individual files.
> > <snip>
> >
> >
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