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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject RE: cvs commit: logging-log4j/src/xdocs faq.xml
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2004 16:42:42 GMT
At 05:37 PM 9/3/2004, you wrote:
>Is it official policy to remove author tags from source files?
>
>Board minutes here discuss the issue:
>http://www.apache.org/foundation/records/minutes/2004/board_minutes_2004_02_18.txt
>
>     D. Discussion: copyright ownership
>
>        Although initiated due to the current efforts for Spam Assassin,
>        the board discussed at length the issues and guidelines regarding
>        copyright ownership for the ASF.  It was agreed that all files
>        should have 1 single copyright to the ASF.  Copyrights extend
>        to the work as a whole, and the ASF must have these.  The
>        use of the CHANGES files should note any "history" regarding
>        copyrights and that the use of 'author' tags should be
>        discouraged for this and other reasons.
>
>It looks like there is/was discussion on this issue after these minutes 
>were produced, so I'm not sure if this was the final word on the 
>subject.  Should we be removing author tags?

The text talks about discouraging author tags, not forbidding them. We 
should not do anything unless told otherwise.

>My 2 cents: It's nice to see who have made changes to source, without 
>having to wander into viewCVS.

I agree. Moreover, I find the initiative quite shocking.


-- 
Ceki Gülcü



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