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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Contributions with @author tags revisited
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:53:35 GMT
I really don't care to see my name in any file, it does not add any
value to it.

So +1 to use @author <a href="mailto:directory-"/> instead.

Note that the  previous mail was, so
it has to be changed to reflect the upgrading to TLP :)

Le mercredi 16 mars 2005 à 14:41 -0500, Alex Karasulu a écrit : 
> Hi all,
> Looking at some of Endi's patches it occurred to me that he has put his 
> own email into the @author tag.  I was removing and replacing it with 
> the standard nameless directory tag we use. 
> Does everyone know that the board made a recommendation to all ASF 
> projects to not use individual email addresses in @author tags? 
> More importantly does everyone agree with it?  I want especially 
> contributors like Endi to really express what they want.  If we stop 
> getting contributions because of this policy I'd like to irradicate the 
> policy. 
> In the days of the incubator we decided to go this route for the entire 
> project before many of you were here.  If this is not what you like let 
> us know we can change it ... this was a recommendation not a rule to 
> follow.  Some projects like Geronimo do not follow it.  Some like 
> Jakarta Commons do but some authors have kept their names in there.
> At first I was against the removal of @author tags.  Now I totally agree 
> with it and appreciate the benefits.  However the benefits are not going 
> to emerge (doing away with personal code ownership) unless we all take 
> part in it as a community.  This includes committers, and contributors.
>  -- Alex

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