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From Andrew Jaquith <>
Subject Re: author-tags Was: Trunk is now open for 2.8 stuff.
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:40:18 GMT
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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