In the spirit of shared ownership, what do people think of getting rid
of @author tags (for committers or other dev people that consent?).
Other apache projects have done so, for a host of reasons.
- some people don't use author tags, hence credit is uneven
- author tags tend to only credit the original author, and not
everyone that works on the code after (or does code reviews, lends
ideas, etc, etc)
- we have CHANGES.txt to generally credit people (and it prob does a
you forgot another big reason
people tend to email people in the @author tags directly, instead of
using the lists.