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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OT? @author tags in Java source
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:38:57 GMT
I love how once you have someone setting policies, they get to
requested to set all policies :)

Afaik the policy is:  "We frown on them, but up to the PMCs".

Hen

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 8:20 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> What is the policy on using individual @author tags in Java source files?
>
> Is there a standard policy, or is it up to PMCs?
>
> I can't see the point of them myself, as the tags don't seem to be
> kept uptodate, and anyway, if they were accurate, some files would
> have rather a lot...
> Furthermore, the ASF is about community, not individuals.
>
> If individual credits are to be given, seems to me the place for these
> is in the changes list and/or in the contributors section on the
> website.
>
> S///
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