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From "Bill Au" <bill.w...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: removing most @author tags
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2007 16:00:25 GMT
+1

Bill

On 7/2/07, Ian Holsman <lists@holsman.net> wrote:
> Yonik Seeley wrote:
> > In the spirit of shared ownership, what do people think of getting rid
> > of @author tags (for committers or other dev people that consent?).
> > Other apache projects have done so, for a host of reasons.
> >
> > - some people don't use author tags, hence credit is uneven
> > - author tags tend to only credit the original author, and not
> > everyone that works on the code after (or does code reviews, lends
> > ideas, etc, etc)
> > - we have CHANGES.txt to generally credit people (and it prob does a
> > better job)
> you forgot another big reason
> people tend to email people in the @author tags directly, instead of
> using the lists.
>

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