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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The use of @author tag policy revisited
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:26:38 GMT
On 12/12/06, Roland Weber <http-async@dubioso.net> wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
>
> > The issue was discussed before on this list and the outcome was to keep
> > @author tags but to require all new contributors who wish to have
> > authorship attribution in the source code to have a CLA on file. (1)
> > This ensures contributors may not claim copyright based on the fact they
> > are mentioned as co-authors of some components in an ASF owned project.
> > (2) The hassle of having to go though the trouble of filing a CLA should
> > also act as a rather significant discouragement for those folks who may
> > otherwise be tempted to ask for an @author entry based on submission of
> > a one-liner fix.
> >
> > Folks, does this agreement still hold? Is it time we revisited the
> > decision?
>
> Still works for me.
>

Seems reasonable to me too (especially 2).

It's just that this may be a decision that is not for individual
projects to make.

But until this is determined, the approach above seems best.

> cheers,
>  Roland
>
>
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