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From "Matthias Wessendorf" <>
Subject Re: Author tags in source files
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:12:46 GMT

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Antonio Petrelli
<> wrote:
> 2008/2/13, simon <>:
> >  Currently there are a lot of @author tags in MyFaces code, and I see
>  >  that they are still being added to (at least some) new files.
>  >
>  >  Should this be normal, or should they be phased out?
>  At Struts and Tiles we removed them all, since the "author" of a file
>  is not a single person, and the copyright owner is the foundation
>  (meaning "all the people inside the foundation").


>  The author is contained inside the Subversion logs, both in direct
>  commits and contribution through a patch (where the name of the
>  contributor is contained inside the log description).

right, thanks to SVN Blame ;-)

I'd also say, that even in a corp. @author tags don't make sense.
a) mostly a the (special ) development team is responsible for the code...
b) mostly there are "code owners"
c) folks start to send you direct email, b/c they see you are the author

>  Ciao
>  Antonio

Matthias Wessendorf

further stuff:
mail: matzew-at-apache-dot-org

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