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From Darrell DeBoer <darr...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] Drop @author tags from source files
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2002 01:03:44 GMT

The Avalon project recently voted to remove all author names from source 
files, and replace them with the mailing list address. A few ASF members and 
long-time Jakarta developers commented on what a good idea this was, Noel 
forwarded this to the list:

I think that moving into James3, this would be good for us as well. I'm all 
for the notion of "collective code ownership", and I think @author tags make 
this a little harder. (I also worry about spambot finding my email address in 
the source).

So, I propose the following vote:
1) We replace all @author tags in the source with a single line
@author <a href="mailto:james-dev@jakarta.apache.org">James Development 

2) We make sure that any author that has had their name removed gets a mention 
in the contributors page. 

We need to come up with a simple policy for adding names to the contributors 
page. Maybe simply getting a patch applied would be sufficient..


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