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From "Tom White" <>
Subject Re: Author Tags
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 08:59:31 GMT
Hadoop recently removed all @author tags:


On 05/07/07, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> Solr just suggested (
> 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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