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From "Michael McCandless" <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: Author Tags
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 09:46:48 GMT

+1

I think it makes sense to remove them at one fell swoop and also
discourage adding them going forward?

Mike

"Tom White" <tom.e.white@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hadoop recently removed all @author tags:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1147.
> 
> Tom
> 
> On 05/07/07, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
> > Solr just suggested (http://www.mail-archive.com/solr-
> > dev@lucene.apache.org/msg04883.html) that they remove Author tags for
> > a variety of good reasons.  What do people think of doing this in
> > Lucene Java?
> >
> > The ASF seems to discourage them, but ultimately leaves it up to the
> > PMC (which, to my knowledge, hasn't made an official statement on).
> > I don't think they belong in core, but could understand an argument
> > for them being in contrib files since they are often the work of one
> > or two people (not in all cases, though).  I also want to make sure
> > we give proper credit to people (which I think we do via CHANGES.txt,
> > but perhaps others would like some other credit system)
> >
> > I don't feel particularly compelled to remove them (I think my search
> > for @author turned up 500+ matches) at the moment, but I think we
> > should discourage putting them in going forward and we can remove
> > them as we come across them.  Of course, removing them all at once
> > isn't that hard either.
> >
> > Anyone have any preference?
> >
> > -Grant
> >
> >
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