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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: author-tags Was: Trunk is now open for 2.8 stuff.
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:43:36 GMT

Hardy har :-)

No.  So what is the *real* use of knowing the original author of the  
code which has been rewritten a dozen times over - or someone who has  
not contributed in five years and nobody knows how to contact anymore?


On 31 Mar 2008, at 22:40, Andrew Jaquith wrote:
> The smartass reply is, "authorship and ownership are two different  
> things." :) It's not an @owner tag, or a @currentmaintainer tag, is  
> it?
> On Mar 31, 2008, at 3:31 PM, Janne Jalkanen wrote:
>>> For example: I did a bunch of re-writing on MailUtil about 6  
>>> months ago that added JNDI features, completely re-factored the  
>>> main processing methods, and added several private functions. I  
>>> changed, touched, and re-wrote 80% of the code. For that reason,  
>>> I added myself as an author.
>> If you've touched so much of the code, why don't you then remove  
>> the other authors?  They no longer have any relevance in the  
>> actual authorship of the current file...
>> I am totally uncertain as to what the @authorship really signifies  
>> or what the benefit of it is.
>> /Janne

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