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From "Michael Becke" <mbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The use of @author tag policy revisited
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2006 00:07:09 GMT
Works for me.

Mike

On 12/12/06, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 15:54 +0000, sebb wrote:
> > On 10/12/06, Ortwin Gl├╝ck <odi@odi.ch> wrote:
> > > Roland Weber wrote:
> > > > on second thoughts: do we really want to deal with charsets and character
> > > > encodings in our source code? If so, which should it be? ISO-Latin-15?
> > > > Unicode in UTF-8? (I don't know a russian codepage as another example
:-)
> > > > Will we run into conversion problems, from Subversion or our editors?
> > > > I haven't yet figured out how to make Emacs load and store UTF-8.
> > >
> > > Roland,
> > >
> > > Feel free to use the German ASCII replacement in my Name: "Glueck".
> > >
> > > > The alternative is to declare the source code US-ASCII, and to use the
> > > > standard Java mechanisms (\unnnn) or, for JavaDocs, HTML escapes
> > > > (&#xnnn; &uuml;) for special characters.
> > >
> >
> > BTW, there has been some discussion as to whether the @author tags
> > should be present in ASF code at all; not sure that it was decided
> > finally either way...
> >
> > S.
> >
>
> Hi Sebastian,
>
> I personally do not fully agree with the arguments frequently given as
> the rationale for not using @author tags. As far as I know there is no
> official policy regarding the use of @author tags, so it is ultimately
> up to individual projects to decide.
>
> 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?
>
> Oleg
>
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