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From Dave Brondsema <brond...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Author tags (Re: ASF Board Summary for February 18, 2004)
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 00:46:39 GMT
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On Wednesday 03 March 2004 07:38 pm, Tetsuya Kitahata wrote:
> Dear folks @ community,
>
> Hello.
>
> One question came to my mind about the licensing issue.
>
> On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 04:19:01 -0800
>
> Greg Stein wrote:
> >   - author tags are officially discouraged. these create difficulties in
> >     establishing the proper ownership and the protection of our
> >     committers. there are other social issues dealing with collaborative
> >     development, but the Board is concerned about the legal ramifications
> >     around the use of author tags
>
> I think it that perhaps we should pay much attentin to the licensing
> issue upon websites in ***.apache.org, too (not sure .. correct me if
> i am wrong)
>
> I could see some XML files (e.g. files in "site" module) having
> <author> tags (/document/properties/author)
> which contained real person's names and e-mail addresses.
>
> Should we also change these old customs ? I mean, usage of
> real person's names in author tags should be discouraged ?
>
> # e.g. (Preferable?)
> # "site" module:
> #  <author email="apache.AT.apache.DOT.org">The Apache Software
> Foundation</author> # "jakarta-site2" module:
> #  <author email="general.AT.jakarta.DOT.apache.DOT.org">Apache Jakarta
> Project</author>
>
> I do appreciate any inputs/comments/suggestions.
> T.I.A.
> Sincerely,
>
>

Forrest plans on removing the <author/> elements from our site's documents.

Also, we have previously kept the email address unused so that individuals 
would not get contacted.

- -- 
Dave Brondsema
dave@brondsema.net
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