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From "Janne Jalkanen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-589) Remove @author-tags from code
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 06:44:14 GMT
Remove @author-tags from code
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                 Key: JSPWIKI-589
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JSPWIKI-589
             Project: JSPWiki
          Issue Type: Task
            Reporter: Janne Jalkanen
             Fix For: Graduating, 3.0


To quote ASF Board resolution from May 2004: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jakarta-jmeter-dev/200402.mbox/%3C4039F65E.7020406@atg.com%3E

{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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