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From "Andrew Jaquith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-589) Remove @author-tags from code
Date Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:10:14 GMT


Andrew Jaquith commented on JSPWIKI-589:

I feel that the Apache policy is unfortunate, but I understand the rationale. If the presence
of @author tags is a barrier to graduation, then we can't have them. So we should remove them
all. As Janne said, we can give contributors credit in the README.  

> Remove @author-tags from code
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: JSPWIKI-589
>                 URL:
>             Project: JSPWiki
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Janne Jalkanen
>            Assignee: Harry Metske
>             Fix For: Graduating, 3.0
> To quote ASF Board resolution from May 2004:
> {quote}
> * In conjunction with the the discussion about relicensing and some
>    copyright issues, the Board is establishing an official policy in this
>    area:
>    - each and every file must have exactly *one* Copyright line, specifying
>      The Apache Software Foundation. additional individual or corporate
>      copyrights are not allowed.
>      (of course, binary files or certain restrictively formatted files
>      cannot include the copyright and license, but the copyright/license
>      header should be in everything possible)
>    - for contributions of entire files/packages, it is permissible to
>      include a section saying something along the lines of "originally
>      written by ...". this text should occur *after* the copyright and
>      license header.
>    - 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.
> {quote}

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